James gelvins text is far and away the best brief introduction to the modern middle east it is well written and easy to read and his insights and interception of the broader themes in middle eastern history are both original and well supported. Depending on the book you read the bias can be very strong for those that really want to know the truth and see how the middle east grew and developed historically one needs a book that can show the good the bad and the downright ugly james l gelvins the modern middle east is one book history lovers need to read. In the wake of 11 september 2001 there has been much talk about the inevitable clash between east and west this book presents an alternative approach to understanding the genealogy of contemporary events by taking students and the general reader on a guided tour of the past five hundred years of middle eastern history this book examines how the very forces associated with global . The modern middle east a history fourth edition james l gelvin extensively revised and updated in the wake of the arab uprisings the changes that they fostered and the fault lines that they exposed the fourth edition of the modern middle east a history explores how the forces associated with global modernity have shaped the social economic cultural and political life in the region . The modern middle east a history title the modern middle east a history publication date aug 29 2007 condition used acceptable the book is a readable copy showing signs of wear and the pages are intact ebay
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