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The Middle East Jacob Fellure

The Middle East

Jacob Fellure

Published
ISBN : 9781435115972
Hardcover
273 pages
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The region known as the Middle East has been a fixture in the Western imagination for more than a century. But how much do you know about the real Middle East—its many nations and cultures, the faiths and customs of its diverse peoples, the opulentMoreThe region known as the Middle East has been a fixture in the Western imagination for more than a century. But how much do you know about the real Middle East—its many nations and cultures, the faiths and customs of its diverse peoples, the opulent past and turbulent present of a land whose often volatile events have changed the course of world history?This authoritative and objective reference guide to the Middle East illuminates:The countries and geography of the regionThe first civilizations and the rise of empiresEarly Islam and the lasting effects of European colonizationThe historical roots of the Israeli and Palestinian conflictAmerica’s relations with Iran and IraqPacked with straightforward information, fascinating insights, and colorful historical detail, The Middle East is a must-read for anyone interested in not just keeping up with the headlines, but understanding the stories behind them.