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A lucid and expertly written guide to the Middle East with chapters on every country. The book presents an essential overview of the whole region, pinpointing its recent history and highlighting the immense problems facing it today. Chapters look at the roles of oil, the Palestinian question and the rise of the religionist fundamentalism on the area. An invaluable resource guide for anyone wanting to understand the tangled political rivalries, and the often complex histories of the Middle East countries and their relationship with the rest of the world.
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Peter Sluglett is director of the Middle East Center at the University of Utah and the coeditor of The Times Guide to the Middle East: The Arab World and Its Neighbors (WestviewPress 1996).
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Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # S-072300868x
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 1996. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M072300868X