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Extensively revised and updated in the wake of the Arab uprisings, the changes that they fostered, and the fault lines that they exposed, the fourth edition of The Modern Middle East explores how the forces associated with global modernity have shaped the social, economic, cultural, andpolitical life in the region over the course of the past 500 years. Beginning in the sixteenth century, this book examines the impact of imperial and imperialist legacies, the great nineteenth-century transformation, cultural continuities and upheavals, international diplomacy, economic booms andbusts, and the emergence of and resistance to authoritarian regimes. Engagingly written, drawing from the author's own research and other studies, and enriched with maps and photographs, original documents, and an abundance of supplementary materials, this text provides students with fresh insightsinto the events and debates that have shaped history and absorbed historians.
Explores the history of the modern Middle East and North Africa through original source documents, including photographs, posters, diplomatic records, and literary works.
The Ottoman Umela and Westernization in the time of Selim III and Mahmud II / Uriel Heyd -- Turkish attitudes concerning Christian-Muslim equality in the nineteenth century / Roderic H. Davison -- Ottoman reform and the politics of notables / Albert Hourani -- Egypt and Europe : from French expedition to British occupation / Roger Owen -- War and society under the Young Turks, 1908-18 / Feroz Ahmad -- Social change in Persia in the nineteenth century / Ann K.S. Lambton -- Middle East economic development, 1815-1914 : the general and the specific / Charles Issawi -- The origins of private ownership of land in Egypt : a reappraisal / Kenneth M. Cuno -- Decline of the family economy in mid-nineteenth century Egypt / Judith Tucker -- Ottoman women, households and textile manufacturing, 1800-1914 / Donald Quataert -- Said Bey - the everyday life of an Istanbul townsman at the beginning of the twentieth century / Paul Dumont -- The crowd in the Persian revolution / Ervand Abrahamian -- Cairo / Andre Raymond -- Religion and secularism in Turkey / Serif Mardin -- From Ottomanism to Arabism : the origin of an ideology / C. Ernest Dawn -- 1919 : labour upsurge and national revolution / Zachary Lockman -- Syrian urban politics in transition : the quarters of Damascus during the French mandate / Philip S. Khoury -- The role of the Palestinian peasantry in the Great Revolt (1936-1939) / Ted Swedenburg -- Of the diversity of Iraquis, the incohesiveness of their society, and their progress in the monarchic period toward a consolidated political structure / Hanna Batatu -- Israel and the Arab coalition in 1948 / Avi Shlaim -- Dilemmas of the Jewish state / David McDowall -- The strange career of Pan-Arabism / Stephen Humphreys -- Nasser 56/Cairo 96 / Joel Gordon -- Iranian revolutions in comparative perspective / Nikki Keddie -- The crisis of religious legitimacy in Iran / Olivier Roy -- Religion, social structure, and political dissent in Saudi Arabia / Mamoun Fandy.
A History of the Modern Middle East examines the profound and often dramatic transformations of the region in the past two centuries, from the Ottoman and Egyptian reforms, through the challenge of Western imperialism, to the impact of US foreign policies. Built around a framework of political history, while also carefully integrating social, cultural, and economic developments, this expertly crafted account provides readers with the most comprehensive, balanced and penetrating analysis of the modern Middle East. The sixth edition has been revised to provide a thorough account of the major developments since 2012, including the tumultuous aftermath of the Arab uprisings, the sectarian conflict in Iraq and civil war in Syria that led to the rise of ISIS, the crises in Libya and Yemen, and the United States' nuclear talks with Iran. With brand-new timelines in each part, updated select bibliographies, and expanded online instructor resources, A History of the Modern Middle East remains the quintessential text for courses on Middle East history.
This comprehensive work provides a penetrating analysis of modern Middle Eastern history, from the Ottoman and Egyptian reforms, through the challenge of Western imperialism, to the American invasion of Iraq and Iran's new influence in the region. After introducing the reader to the region's history from the origins of Islam in the seventh century, A History of the Modern Middle East focuses on the past two centuries of profound and often dramatic change. Although built around a framework of political history, the book also carefully integrates social, cultural, and economic developments into a single, expertly crafted account. In updating this fourth edition of the late William Cleveland's popular introductory text, Martin Bunton addresses recent transformative developments in the Middle East, charting the decline in the peace prospects between Israelis and Palestinians, elaborating upon the resurgence of Islam, and devoting a new chapter to ''America's Troubled Moment in the Middle East,'' which details the aftermath of the Iraq war and Iran's nuclear ambitions.
Until the 1993 first edition of this book, one thing had been missing in Middle Eastern history—depiction of the lives of ordinary Middle Eastern men and women, peasants, villagers, pastoralists, and urbanites. Now updated and revised, the second edition has added six new portraits of individuals set in the contemporary period. It features twenty-four brief biographies drawn from throughout the Middle East—from Morocco to Afghanistan—in which the reader is provided with vantage points from which to understand modern Middle Eastern history "from the bottom up." Spanning the past 160-plus years and reflecting important transformations, these stories challenge elite-centered accounts of what has occurred in the Middle East and illuminate the previously hidden corners of a largely unrecorded world.
This unique primary source reader provides first-hand accounts of the events described in Middle Eastern history survey texts. The text is organized into ten chapters featuring chapter introductions and headnotes. The primary source documents cover the late 18th century through the beginning of the 21st, exploring political, social, economic, and cultural history and infusing the volume with the voices of real people. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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