A Concise History of the Middle East (5th Edition)

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Introducing the history of the Middle East from the beginnings of Islam to the present, this fifth edition includes coverage of the aftermath of the Gulf War and issues surrounding the "Palestine question". Written for undergraduates, and assuming no prior knowledge of Middle Eastern history, this text focuses on the evolution of Islamic institutions and culture, the influence of the West, the modernization efforts of Middle Eastern governments, the struggle of various peoples for political independence, the course of the Arab-Israeli conflict, and the reassertion of Islamic values and power.

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The fifth edition of Arthur Goldschmidt's widely acclaimed text has been extensively revised to reflect the latest scholarship and the most recent events in the Middle East, including the aftermath of the Gulf War and the issues surrounding the 'Palestinian Question.'

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Arthur Goldschmidt Jr., is Professor Emeritus of Middle East History at Pennsylvania State University. He is (with Lawrence Davidson) the author of A Concise History of the Middle East, Eighth Edition , and is the author as well of Modern Egypt: Foundation of a Nation-State, Second Edition . He is the recipient of the Amoco Foundation Award for Outstanding Teaching and the 2000 Middle East Studies Association Mentoring Award.

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