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Routledge Library Editions: History of the Middle East


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The Gulf States and Oman

The Gulf States and Oman

1st Edition

Christine Osborne
May 09, 2018

The discovery of oil brought enormous change to the Gulf. It transformed the simple fishing and grazing economies of the Gulf states into some of the wealthiest countries in the world. This book, first published in 1977, examines the impact of oil and oil wealth on the Gulf states. It describes the...

A History of the Arab State of Zanzibar

A History of the Arab State of Zanzibar

1st Edition

Norman R. Bennett
May 09, 2018

During the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries the fertile islands of Zanzibar and Pemba became of central importance to East Africa’s growing contact with the international economy as the ruling dynasty encouraged trade in cloves, slaves and ivory. This book, first published in 1978,...

Territorial Foundations of the Gulf States

Territorial Foundations of the Gulf States

1st Edition

Richard Schofield
May 09, 2018

This book, first published in 1994, provides a comprehensive treatment of a crucial set of geopolitical issues from a region where political developments are observed with great care and some trepidation by the rest of the world. Based on expert analysis by leading researchers, the book is the...

The Middle East in Transition: Studies in Contemporary History

The Middle East in Transition: Studies in Contemporary History

1st Edition

Walter Z. Laqueur
May 09, 2018

This collection of essays, first published in 1958, presents analyses by some 34 specialists on key political and social trends in the Middle East. They take the reader through the history of the Middle East to help reveal the background behind the changes that took place in the middle of the...

Arab History and the Nation-State: A Study in Modern Arab Historiography 1820-1980

Arab History and the Nation-State: A Study in Modern Arab Historiography 1820-1980

1st Edition

Youssef M. Choueiri
May 09, 2018

The study of Arab historiography and of the emergence of the Arab nation-state as an object of historical treatment is a matter of considerable current interest. Despite its importance, no academic work has dealt with this subject as a major preoccupation of Arab historians and intellectuals. This...

The Arab Kingdom and its Fall

The Arab Kingdom and its Fall

1st Edition

J. Wellhausen
May 09, 2018

The political community of Islam grew out of the religious community. This book, first published in 1927, is the key work in understanding the early development of Islam and the history of the Arab peoples....

The Third Reich and the Arab East

The Third Reich and the Arab East

1st Edition

Łukasz Hirszowicz
May 09, 2018

This book, first published in English in 1966, is a comprehensive guide to, and analysis of, the Third Reich’s policy towards the Arab world. Based on German archive material, the records of the Nuremburg trials, published collections of American, British, French, German and Italian documents, and...

A Short History of the Middle East: From the Rise of Islam to Modern Times

A Short History of the Middle East: From the Rise of Islam to Modern Times

1st Edition

George E. Kirk
May 09, 2018

This book, first published in 1948, grew out of a series of lectures delivered since the War at the Middle East Centre for Arab Studies to British students who required a solid grounding in Middle East history and politics to assist in fitting them for active careers in the region. These lectures,...

Revolution in Iran: The Roots of Turmoil

Revolution in Iran: The Roots of Turmoil

1st Edition

Mehran Kamrava
May 09, 2018

Observers of Iran have often ascribed the main cause of the revolution to economic problems under the Shah’s regime. This book, first published in 1990, on the other hand focuses on the political and social factors which contributed of the Pahlavi dynasty. Mehran Kamrava looks at the revolution in...

Iran

Iran

1st Edition

Richard N. Frye
May 09, 2018

Richard N. Frye, who worked for many years in Iran, Afghanistan, Turkey and Egypt, brings to this 1960 book an historian’s accuracy, a writer’s talent, and an eye for colour. The result is a fascinating, accurate portrait of a vital area in the cold war, an area composed of many peoples of ancient...

The Boundaries of Modern Iran

The Boundaries of Modern Iran

1st Edition

Keith Mclachlan
May 09, 2018

This book, first published in 1994, analyses the entire length of Iran’s international boundaries. It reviews the establishment, evolution and continuing contentions over Iranian frontier zones and boundary lines, from the creation of the Iranian nation state out of the diverse and dispersed areas...

The Establishment of the United Arab Emirates 1950-85

The Establishment of the United Arab Emirates 1950-85

1st Edition

Abdullah Omran Taryam
May 09, 2018

The United Arab Emirates were established in response to the British decision to withdraw from the Gulf by 1971. This decision, announced in 1968, had left the rulers of the emirates perplexed and alarmed. After decades of mutual suspicion and rivalry, fostered by British imperial dominance, the...

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