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 6. Iraq and the Gulf Wars
Iraq is one of the many Middle Eastern countries artificially created by European colonial powers in the years after World War I. Because of its history, ethnic composition, oil reserves, and strategic location, Iraq ...