The Modern Middle East: A History

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Newly revised and updated to explain events that have occurred since the American occupation of Iraq, the second edition of The Modern Middle East: A History explores how the forces associated with global modernity have shaped the social, economic, cultural, and political life in the region over the course of the past 500 years. Beginning with the first glimmerings of the current international state and economic systems 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 and busts, the emergence of authoritarian regimes, and the current challenges to those regimes on everyday life in an area of vital concern to us all.

Engagingly written, drawing from the author's own research and other studies, and stocked with maps and photographs, original documents, and an abundance of supplementary materials, The Modern Middle East: A History will provide both novices and specialists with fresh insights into the events that have shaped history and the debates about them that have absorbed historians.

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James L. Gelvin is Professor of History at UCLA. An award-winning teacher, he is the author of The Israel-Palestine Conflict: One Hundred Years of War (2005), Divided Loyalties: Nationalism and Mass Politics in Syria at the Close of Empire (1998), and numerous shorter works.

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"An important and much needed conceptual approach to the modern history of the Middle East."--Edmund "Terry" Burke III, University of California, Santa Cruz
"Gelvin's book is without doubt the most exciting survey of modern Middle Eastern history that I have read. The author is masterful in his use of historical anecdotes and the fates of individuals to illustrate broader points about the events and transformations that he describes. Most importantly,
the book presents the history of the region in the form of a coherent, intelligible, and convincing narrative. Thanks to its flowing narrative and lively style, the book can also be read without a teacher's guidance by students and other interested readers."--Ahmed El Shamsy, Harvard University
"The greatest strength of Gelvin's text . . . is its conceptual and thematic approach. [His] conceptual framework places the history of the modern Middle East in a global context and shows how it was and is affected by the same global processes that were/are affecting other parts of the world. This
moves us away from the 'exceptionalism' and 'what went wrong' approaches that are still pervasive in many histories of the modern Middle East."--Marlee Meriwether, Denison University
"By far the most engaging survey of the history of the modern Middle East that I have read in a long time . . . clearly written, often humorous, accessible to students and non-specialists and theoretically sophisticated."--Dina Rizk Khoury, George Washington University
"An important and much needed conceptual approach to the modern history of the Middle East."--Edmund "Terry" Burke III, University of California, Santa Cruz
"Gelvin's book is without doubt the most exciting survey of modern Middle Eastern history that I have read. The author is masterful in his use of historical anecdotes and the fates of individuals to illustrate broader points about the events and transformations that he describes. Most importantly,
the book presents the history of the region in the form of a coherent, intelligible, and convincing narrative. Thanks to its flowing narrative and lively style, the book can also be read without a teacher's guidance by students and other interested readers."--Ahmed El Shamsy, Harvard University
"The greatest strength of Gelvin's text . . . is its conceptual and thematic approach. [His] conceptual framework places the history of the modern Middle East in a global context and shows how it was and is affected by the same global processes that were/are affecting other parts of the world. This
moves us away from the 'exceptionalism' and 'what went wrong' approaches that are still pervasive in many histories of the modern Middle East."--Marlee Meriwether, Denison University
"By far the most engaging survey of the history of the modern Middle East that I have read in a long time . . . clearly written, often humorous, accessible to students and non-specialists and theoretically sophisticated."--Dina Rizk Khoury, George Washington University
"An important and much needed conceptual approach to the modern history of the Middle East."--Edmund "Terry" Burke III, University of California, Santa Cruz
"Gelvin's book is without doubt the most exciting survey of modern Middle Eastern history that I have read. The author is masterful in his use of historical anecdotes and the fates of individuals to illustrate broader points about the events and transformations that he describes. Most importantly,
the book presents the history of the region in the form of a coherent, intelligible, and convincing narrative. Thanks to its flowing narrative and lively style, the book can also be read without a teacher's guidance by students and other interested readers."--Ahmed El Shamsy, Harvard University
"The greatest strength of Gelvin's text . . . is its conceptual and thematic approach. [His] conceptual framework places the history of the modern Middle East in a global context and shows how it was and is affected by the same global processes that were/are affecting other parts of the world. This
moves us away from the 'exceptionalism' and 'what went wrong' approaches that are still pervasive in many histories of the modern Middle East."--Marlee Meriwether, Denison University
"By far the most engaging survey of the history of the modern Middle East that I have read in a long time . . . clearly written, often humorous, accessible to students and non-specialists and theoretically sophisticated."--Dina Rizk Khoury, George Washington University
"An important and much needed conceptual approach to the modern history of the Middle East."--Edmund "Terry" Burke III, University of California, Santa Cruz
"Gelvin's book is without doubt the most exciting survey of modern Middle Eastern history that I have read. The author is masterful in his use of historical anecdotes and the fates of individuals to illustrate broader points about the events and transformations that he describes. Most importantly, the book presents the history of the region in the form of a coherent, intelligible, and convincing narrative. Thanks to its flowing narrative and lively style, the book can also be read without a teacher's guidance by students and other interested readers."--Ahmed El Shamsy, Harvard University
"The greatest strength of Gelvin's text . . . is its conceptual and thematic approach. [His] conceptual framework places the history of the modern Middle East in a global context and shows how it was and is affected by the same global processes that were/are affecting other parts of the world. This moves us away from the 'exceptionalism' and 'what went wrong' approaches that are still pervasive in many histories of the modern Middle East."--Marlee Meriwether, Denison University
"By far the most engaging survey of the history of the modern Middle East that I have read in a long time . . . clearly written, often humorous, accessible to students and non-specialists and theoretically sophisticated."--Dina Rizk Khoury, George Washington University
"Elegantly yet lucidly written."--Kevin W. Martin, Teaching History
"An important and much needed conceptual approach to the modern history of the Middle East."--Edmund "Terry" Burke III, University of California, Santa Cruz
"Gelvin's book is without doubt the most exciting survey of modern Middle Eastern history that I have read. The author is masterful in his use of historical anecdotes and the fates of individuals to illustrate broader points about the events and transformations that he describes. Most importantly, the book presents the history of the region in the form of a coherent, intelligible, and convincing narrative. Thanks to its flowing narrative and lively style, the book can also be read without a teacher's guidance by students and other interested readers."--Ahmed El Shamsy, Harvard University
"The greatest strength of Gelvin's text...is its conceptual and thematic approach. [His] conceptual framework places the history of the modern Middle East in a global context and shows how it was and is affected by the same global processes that were/are affecting other parts of the world. This moves us away from the 'exceptionalism' and 'what went wrong' approaches that are still pervasive in many histories of the modern Middle East."--Marlee Meriwether, Denison University
"By far the most engaging survey of the history of the modern Middle East that I have read in a long time.... Clearly written, often humorous, accessible to students and non-specialists and theoretically sophisticated."--Dina Rizk Khoury, George Washington University
"Elegantly yet lucidly written."--Kevin W. Martin, Teaching History


"An important and much needed conceptual approach to the modern history of the Middle East."--Edmund "Terry" Burke III, University of California, Santa Cruz


"Gelvin's book is without doubt the most exciting survey of modern Middle Eastern history that I have read. The author is masterful in his use of historical anecdotes and the fates of individuals to illustrate broader points about the events and transformations that he describes. Most importantly, the book presents the history of the region in the form of a coherent, intelligible, and convincing narrative. Thanks to its flowing narrative and lively style, the book can also be read without a teacher's guidance by students and other interested readers."--Ahmed El Shamsy, Harvard University


"The greatest strength of Gelvin's text...is its conceptual and thematic approach. [His] conceptual framework places the history of the modern Middle East in

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