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Author Sorenson, David S
Title An Introduction to the Modern Middle East : History, Religion, Political Economy, Politics
Imprint Boulder : Taylor & Francis Group, 2013
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Edition 2nd ed
Descript 1 online resource (1127 pages)
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Note Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Contents -- Preface to the Second Edition -- Preface to the First Edition -- Glossary -- Map of the Middle East -- Introduction:Thinking About the Middle East -- Section I: The Historical, Religious, Economic, and Political Foundations of the Middle East -- 1. The Modern History of the Middle East -- 2. Religion in the Middle East -- 3. The Political Economy of the Middle East -- 4. Politics in the Middle East -- Section II: The Countries of the Arabian Peninsula and Arabian Gulf Area -- 5. Saudi Arabia -- 6. The Persian Gulf Emirates -- 7. Yemen -- 8. Iran -- 9. Iraq -- Section III: The Countries of the Eastern Mediterranean -- 10. Egypt -- 11. Turkey -- 12. Syria -- 13. Lebanon -- 14. Israel -- 15. Jordan -- 16. Palestine -- Section IV: The Countries of North Africa -- 17. Tunisia -- 18. Libya -- 19. Morocco -- 20. Algeria -- Notes -- Index
Combining elements of comparative politics with a country-by-country analysis, author David S. Sorenson provides a complete and accessible introduction to the modern Middle East. With an emphasis on the politics of the region, the text also dedicates chapters specifically to the history, religions, and economies of countries in the Persian (Arabian) Gulf, the Eastern Mediterranean, and North Africa. In each country chapter, a brief political history is followed by discussions of democratization, religious politics, women's issues, civil society, economic development, privatization, and foreign relations. In this updated and revised second edition, An Introduction to the Modern Middle East includes new material on the Arab Spring, the changes in Turkish politics, the Iranian nuclear issues, and the latest efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian dilemma. Introductory chapters provide an important thematic overview for each of the book's individual country chapters and short vignettes throughout the book offer readers a chance for personal reflection
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Sorenson, David S. An Introduction to the Modern Middle East : History, Religion, Political Economy, Politics Boulder : Taylor & Francis Group,c2013 9780813349220
Subject Religion and politics -- Middle East.;Middle East -- Politics and government.;Middle East -- Economic conditions
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