The Shaping of the Modern Middle East

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Title: The Shaping of the Modern Middle East
Author: Bernard Lewis
ISBN10: 0195072820
ISBN13: 978-0195072822
Publisher: Oxford University Press; Reprint edition (February 17, 1994)
Language: English
Subcategory: Humanities
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Pages: 200 pages
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The Shaping of the Modern Middle East by Bernard Lewis


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With this major revision of his classic The Middle East and the West (1964), a leading Middle East historian of our time offers a definitive 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.