A Concise History of the Middle East, Ninth Edition by Arthur Goldschmidt audiobook

A Concise History of the Middle East, Ninth Edition

By Arthur Goldschmidt Jr. and Lawrence Davidson
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Blackstone Publishing 9780813343884
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The ninth edition of this widely acclaimed text has been extensively revised to reflect the latest scholarship and the most recent events in the Middle East. As an introduction to the history of this turbulent region from the beginnings of Islam to the present day, the book is distinguished by its clear style, broad scope, and balanced treatment. It focuses on the evolution of Islamic institutions and culture, the influence of the West, the modernization efforts of Middle Eastern governments, the struggle of various peoples for political independence, the course of the Arab-Israeli conflict, the reassertion of Islamic values and power, the issues surrounding the Palestinian Question, and the roles of Iraq and Iran in the post-9/11 Middle East.

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The ninth edition of this widely acclaimed text has been extensively revised to reflect the latest scholarship and the most recent events in the Middle East. As an introduction to the history of this turbulent region from the beginnings of Islam to the present day, the book is distinguished by its clear style, broad scope, and balanced treatment. It focuses on the evolution of Islamic institutions and culture, the influence of the West, the modernization efforts of Middle Eastern governments, the struggle of various peoples for political independence, the course of the Arab-Israeli conflict, the reassertion of Islamic values and power, the issues surrounding the Palestinian Question, and the roles of Iraq and Iran in the post-9/11 Middle East.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This review and update of A Concise History of the Middle East makes it once again the premier text for the study of the Middle East. Goldschmidt and Davidson’s well-written and solidly argued analyses of the most important and crucial developments of Middle Eastern history and politics…could not be timelier…It will be a favorite of students and professors alike.” Robert Olson, University of Kentucky
“This is a text that breathes life into the history it presents…The authors are not afraid to spell out [complexities] in a style that is at once accessible and gently provocative. This is a text with personality.” Joel Gordon, University of Arkansas
“As someone who has encountered the run of good, fair and middling texts on the Middle East, I can only offer unmixed praise for the new edition of A Concise History of the Middle East…Their narrative…is sparklingly clear and straightforward for even the ‘general reader’. They meticulously avoid bias, especially when they explore the tumultuous factors of modernization and westernization in battle against residual forces of ethno-cultural traditionalism. Throughout their remarkable text, they balance a clear treatment of politics and diplomacy, familiar from earlier generations of scholarship with insights into the region’s historically evolving norms of society and culture.” Mark Seifter, Lehigh Carbon Community College
“Our students and faculty alike have found this to be a well-organized, comprehensive, balanced, and exceptionally readable textbook. The authors blend significant historical detail with timely political analysis in a cogent style that is compelling and lucid.” Donald Wagner, North Park University, Chicago

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Author

Author Bio: Arthur Goldschmidt Jr.

Author Bio: Arthur Goldschmidt Jr.

Arthur Goldschmidt Jr. is professor emeritus of Middle Eastern history at Pennsylvania State University. He is the author of Modern Egypt: Foundation of a Nation-State and the recipient of the Amoco Foundation Award for Outstanding Teaching and the 2000 Middle East Studies Association Mentoring Award.

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Author Bio: Lawrence Davidson

Author Bio: Lawrence Davidson

Lawrence Davidson is a professor of history at West Chester University in Pennsylvania. He is the author ofAmerica’s Palestine: Popular and Official Perceptions from Balfour to Israeli StatehoodForeign Policy, Inc.: Privatizing America’s National Interest, and coauthor of A Concise History of the Middle East.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 18.21
Audience: Adult
Language: English