- ISBN: 9780813343747 | 0813343747
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 11/24/2008
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This comprehensive work provides penetrating analysis of modern Middle East history, from Ottoman and Egyptian reforms to the American invasion of Iraq and Iran's new influence in the region. Focusing on political history, the book also integrates cultural and economic developments into a single, expertly crafted account. This fourth edition addresses recent transformative developments, including the resurgence of Islam, the aftermath of the Iraq war, Iran's nuclear ambitions, and the tensions among Syria, Hezbollah, and Israel.