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eBook A Companion to the History of the Middle East ePub

by Youssef M. Choueiri

  • ISBN: 1405183799
  • Category: Humanities
  • Subcategory: Other
  • Author: Youssef M. Choueiri
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (September 2, 2008)
  • Pages: 624
  • ePub book: 1844 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1880 kb
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  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 487

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Youssef M. Choueiri is to be admired for assembling a group of contributors with genuine expertise in their respective fields and producing a lively and interesting collection of essays dealing with Middle East history from the rise of Islam to the present.

Youssef M. General readers will be provided with a stimulating introduction to some key issues in Middle East history. Few books could cover the range of topics presented here and even fewer shed so much light on the complexities associated with the birth of the modern Middle East.

Comprising 26 newly-commissioned essays by leading international scholars, the Companion treats the Middle East as four differentiated . These range from oil and urban growth to the role of women and democratic human rights.

Comprising 26 newly-commissioned essays by leading international scholars, the Companion treats the Middle East as four differentiated political units †Iran, Turkey, Israel, and the Arab world. While focused primarily on the modern and contemporary periods, it also includes a number of chapters on classical and pre-modern themes.

Comprises 26 newly-commissioned essays by leading international scholars. Primarily focused on the modern and contemporary periods. Covers religious, social, cultural, economic, political and military history. Treats the region as four differentiated political units – Iran, Turkey, Israel and the Arab world. Includes a section on current issues, such as oil, urban growth, the role of women, and democratic human rights.

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A Companion to Latin American History Thomas H. Holloway. He has authored numerous books and articles on Syria, Egypt, and the international relations of the region including Syria: Revolution from Above, London (2000) and The International Politics of the Middle East, Manchester (2003). Choueiri is Reader in Islamic Studies at the University of Manchester. He has lectured on Middle Eastern history in the US and Australia, as well as in the UK. His previous publications include Islamic Fundamentalism (1997), Arab Nationalism (Blackwell Publishing, 2000), and Modern Arab Historiography (2003). Conceived with the most recent scholarly efforts in mind this Companion to the History of the Middle East includes a balanced collection of essays on subjects from the early Islamic to the contemporary periods covering the Arab World, Iran, Turkey and Israel. Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, May 2009).

A Companion to the History of the Book is a book first published by Wiley-Blackwell in 2007 in the Blackwell Companions series.

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A Companion to the History of the Middle East offers a freshaccount of the multifaceted and multi-layered history of thisregion. A fresh account of the multifaceted and multi-layered historyof the Middle EastComprises 26 newly-commissioned essays by leading internationalscholarsPrimarily focused on the modern and contemporary periodsCovers religious, social, cultural, economic, political andmilitary historyTreats the region as four differentiated political units– Iran, Turkey, Israel and the Arab worldIncludes a section on current issues, such as oil, urbangrowth, the role of women, and democratic human rights

Comments

Nirn Nirn
One of the best features of this book is the variety of angles it describes the various parts of Middle Eastern history starting from the rise of Muhammed in early 600s.

One of the worst features of this book is the variety of topics it covers without any narrative or guided common thread.

There are 26 chapters by 26 different authors. Some of the chapters are brilliant and contain an excellent narrative within themselves and lead the reader through its specific point of view and topic.
But then there are others which seemingly presume a larger than novice baseline of knowledge and dive into hard facts without much explanations or flow of storytelling - this can be really hard to follow as a newcomer in this subject field.

Overall I chose to give it 3 stars because I feel that I did learn a lot and the better chapters were in my view very well written.

Just be prepared for inconsistent content from chapter to chapter.
Shaktit Shaktit
This book is really one of highly suggest to-read books about the middle east. though it's composed in a form of a group of articles, still, anyone with deep interest can find link the rings between them.

I passionately do recommend this book. However, since 2008 so much big events has taken place in the Middle East, particularly the Arab spring, and the continuing Syrian Crisis. A new update to the book will make it fascinating.