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The Modern Middle East: A History

by Gelvin, James L

Condition: As New/No Jacket


New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004. Paperback. As New/No Jacket. Trade Paperback As New. Second Printing of the First Oxford University Press Edition. Bright, glossy, clean, illustrated wraps, tight & solid, square, text block edges and pages are clean and unmarked. Vignettes and maps. A survey of the modern Middle East, detailing the forces of progress, reformation, revolution and imperialism that all define this history. The author explores how the forces of global modernity have shaped the social economic, cultural, and political life in the region over the past 500 years. 357 pages with Timeline, Biographical Sketches, Glossary, Credits, Index. 6 x 9.25 inches. Oxford University Press, New York and Oxford

Includes index.




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