From the fall of the Ottoman Empire through the Arab Spring, this completely revised and updated edition of Mehran Kamrava's classic treatise on the making of the contemporary Middle East remains essential reading for students and general readers who want to gain a better understanding of this diverse region.
Mehran Kamrava is Professor and Director of the Center for International and Regional Studies at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service in Qatar. He is the author of a number of books, including, most recently, Iran's Intellectual Revolution and Qatar: Small State, Big Politics. His edited books include The International Politics of the Persian Gulf, Innovation in Islam: Traditions and Contributions, The Political Economy of the Persian Gulf and The Nuclear Question in the Middle East.
List of Illustrations List of Tables and List of Maps Acknowledgments to the First Edition Acknowledgments to the Second Edition Acknowledgments to the Third Edition Introduction Part I. A Political History of the Middle East 1. From Islam to the Great War 2. From Territories to Independent States 3. The Age of Nationalism 4. The Arab-Israeli Wars 5. The Iranian Revolution 6. The Gulf Wars and Beyond Part II. Issues in Middle Eastern Politics 7. States and Their Opponents 8. Repression and Rebellion 9. The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict 10. The Challenge of Economic Development 11. Challenges Facing the Middle East Notes Bibliography Index