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  • Published: 20 October 2010
  • ISBN: 9780141966571
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 560

A History of the Middle East

5th Edition




An updated edition of this famous book with two new chapters

Over the centuries the Middle East has confounded the dreams of conquerors and peacemakers alike. This now-classic book, fully updated to 2009, follows the historic struggles of the region over the last two hundred years, from Napoleon's assault on Egypt, through the slow decline and fall of the Ottoman Empire, to the painful emergence of modern nations, the Palestinian question and Islamic resurgence.

For this third edition, Economist journalist and Middle East correspondent Nicolas Pelham has written an extensive new chapter examining recent developments throughout the Middle East, including the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, the situation in Iran, the continuing Arab-Israeli conflict and relations with the US under President Obama.

  • Published: 20 October 2010
  • ISBN: 9780141966571
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 560

About the author

Peter Mansfield

Peter Mansfield (1928-1996) corresponded regularly for the Financial Times, Economist, and London Sunday Times on Middle Eastern affairs. The author and editor of numerous works, he is best known for his comprehensive study The Arabs.

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