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Over the centuries the Middle East has confounded the dreams of conquerors and peacemakers alike. In this profound book Peter Mansfield, acclaimed author of "The Arabs," follows the historic struggles of the region over the last two hundred years, from Napolean's assault on Egypt, through the slow decline and fall of the Ottoman Empire, to the painful emergence of modern nations, the Palestinian question and the growth of Islamic fundamentalism. The discovery of huge oil reserves has given the region global economic importance as well as unique strategic value, and the result has been massive superpower involvement. Finally he considers the future of the Middle East and concludes that it will remain 'one of the nerve centres of the world'.
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Peter Mansfield (1928–1996) corresponded regularly for the Financial Times, Economist, and London Sunday Times on Middle Eastern affairs. The author and editor of numerous works, he is best known for his comprehensive study The Arabs.Review:
A brilliantly deft and well-informed guide... coherent, dispassionate and remarkably inclusive. (The Times Educational Supplement)
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1992. Paperback. Condition: New. Revised. Seller Inventory # DADAX0140125388
Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1992. Softcover. Condition: New. 373 pages including Index. This is a NEW book from the Bangor Theological Seminary Bookstore; Penguin history; 0.7 x 7.76 x 5.06 Inches. Seller Inventory # 39156
Book Description Penguin Books, 1992. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0140125388