9780762441020

A Brief History of the Middle East

  • ISBN 13:

    9780762441020

  • ISBN 10:

    076244102X

  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 04/26/2011
  • Publisher: Perseus Books Group

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Summary

For over a millennium, the Islamic empires were ahead of the West in learning, technology, and medicine, and were militarily far more powerful. It took another three hundred years for the West to catch up and overtake the Middle East. In this fully updated and revised edition, historian Christopher Catherwood brings the account up to the present day and places in context the continuing friction between Israel and Palestine, the aftermath of the Iraq conflict, and the rising threat of Iran.

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