Modeled after CQ Press’s popular documentary histories, this primary source-rich volume offers researchers an invaluable look into the key events that have shaped this dynamic region since World War I. Organized into thematic chapters, and loaded with both full-text and excerpted primary source documents, The Contemporary Middle East is designed to be an accessible support for courses in Middle Eastern history, international affairs, and comparative politics. Researchers in high school and undergraduate libraries will want this resource handy.

Chapter 1. Foundations of the Contemporary Middle East

Chapter 1. Foundations of the contemporary middle east



For better or worse, the Middle East of the early twenty-first century was largely shaped by decisions made by European leaders during and shortly after World War I. Their decisions, motivated by political or ...

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