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The Shaping of the Modern Middle East

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The Shaping of the Modern Middle East by Bernard Lewis
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This classic work by the leading Middle East scholar of our time offers a definitive, insightful, and now more timely than ever history of Western-Middle Eastern relations from the late seventeenth century to the present day. Fully revised to cover the volatile developments of the last three decades, The Shaping of the Modern Middle East sheds light on the climax and sudden end of the cold war, the disintegration of the Soviet Union, the Arab-Israeli wars, the formation and activities of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty, the Persian Gulf War, and the Iranian revolution. Illuminating the region's geography, culture, history, language, and religion, Lewis explores the complex and often confusing issues of Arab nationalism, Islamic fundamentalism, and responses and reactions in the Middle East to centuries of Western influence, revealing the subtlety and sophistication of this dynamic civilization as no other scholar can.

Author Biography

Bernard Lewis is Cleveland E. Dodge Professor of Near Eastern Studies Emeritus at Princeton University. He is the author of many books including Race and Slavery in the Middle East, The Arabs in History, and Islam and the West.
Release date Australia
February 17th, 1994
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Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
2 maps
Imprint
Oxford University Press Inc
Pages
200
Dimensions
155x234x15
ISBN-13
9780195072822
Product ID
4413502

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