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Author Goldschmidt, Arthur, 1938-

Title A concise history of the Middle East / Arthur Goldschmidt Jr.

Published Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 2002.

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 UniM Bail  956 GOLD    AVAILABLE
Edition 7th ed., 25th anniversary ed.
Physical description xvi, 504 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 457-482) and index.
Contents What Is History? 1 -- Then and Now, There and Here 4 -- Physical Setting 6 -- Some Descriptive Geography 7 -- 2 Middle East Before Muhammad 15 -- A Minimum of Antiquity 16 -- Persia and Rome 16 -- Arabs 21 -- 3 Prophet of Mecca 29 -- Muhammad's Early Life 29 -- Emigration (Hijrah) 34 -- Assessment 40 -- 4 What Is Islam? 43 -- Basic Beliefs 43 -- Five Pillars of Islam 46 -- 5 Early Arab Conquests 51 -- Succession Issue 51 -- Initial Conquests 53 -- Beginnings of Islamic Government 55 -- Dissension in the Ummah 57 -- Changes in the Government of Islam 60 -- 6 High Caliphate 67 -- Restoration of the Umayyad Order 68 -- Downfall of the Umayyads 72 -- Abbasid Caliphate 73 -- Decline of the Abbasids 79 -- 7 Shi'is and Turks, Crusaders and Mongols 81 -- Shi'i Islam in Power 82 -- Turks 87 -- Crusades 92 -- Mongol Invasion 96 -- 8 Islamic Civilization 99 -- Rules and Laws of Islam 100 -- Development of Jurisprudence 100 -- Islamic Society 106 -- Importance of Family Life 108 -- Intellectual Life 111 -- Theology 113 -- 9 Firearms, Slaves, and Empires 119 -- Mamluks 120 -- Mongol Il-Khanids 124 -- Religious Issue 124 -- Gunpowder Technology 128 -- Ottoman Empire 129 -- Persia under the Safavids 142 -- 10 European Interests and Imperialism 147 -- Ottoman Weakness 148 -- European Powers and the Eastern Question 150 -- 11 Westernizing Reform in the Nineteenth Century 159 -- Egypt 161 -- Westernization of the Ottoman Empire 165 -- Persia under the Qajars 170 -- Some Afterthoughts 172 -- 12 Rise of Nationalism 175 -- Egyptian Nationalism 177 -- Ottomanism, Pan-Islam, and Turkism 184 -- Nationalism in Persia 188 -- 13 Roots of Arab Bitterness 193 -- Arab Nationalism 193 -- World War I 200 -- Postwar Peace Settlement 206 -- 14 Modernizing Rulers in the Independent States 211 -- Turkey: Phoenix from the Ashes 212 -- From Persia to Iran 223 -- Rise of Saudi Arabia 230 -- 15 Egypt's Struggle for Independence 239 -- Britain's Role in Egypt 239 -- Egyptian Revolution 252 -- A Strange Ending 255 -- 16 Contest for Palestine 257 -- Origins 257 -- Beginnings of Political Zionism 261 -- Britain and the Palestine Problem 265 -- 17 Israel's Rebirth and the Rise of Arab Nationalism 279 -- Israel's War for Independence 280 -- War's Aftermath 284 -- Arab Countries 287 -- Israel's Early Years 245 -- Middle Eastern Oil 249 -- Great Powers and the Arab World 300 -- 18 War and the Quest for Peace 317 -- June 1967 War 318 -- Palestinians 323 -- Abortive Peace Efforts 325 -- Political Changes: 1967-1970 327 -- Danger Signs in the Middle East 333 -- October (Yom Kippur) War 337 -- War's Aftermath 340 -- Lebanon: The Arena for a New Arab Struggle 345 -- Road to Camp David 348 -- 19 Reassertion of Islamic Power 355 -- Prefatory Remarks on Islam and Politics 357 -- Iranian Revolution 358 -- Struggle for Gulf Supremacy 367 -- Retreat from Camp David 371 -- Western Policy Formation and Islamic Polity 382 -- 20 Gulf War and the Peace Proces 385 -- Present in Historical Perspective 386 -- Gulf War 386 -- Operation Desert Storm 393 -- Palestinians and the Peace Process 395 -- Whither Islam? 404 -- A Parting Message 406.
Subject Middle East -- History.
ISBN 0813338859 (paperback: alk. paper)