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 2. Arabs and Israelis
For many Jews, the establishment of the State of Israel was the symbolic building of a “third temple” in Jerusalem to replace King Herod's second temple, which the Romans had destroyed nearly 2000 years earlier. For ...