The region known as the Middle East has been a fixture in the Western imagination for more than a century. But how much do you know about the real Middle East—its many nations and cultures, the faiths and customs of its diverse peoples, the opulent past and turbulent present of a land whose often volatile events have changed the course of world history?
This authoritative and objective reference guide to the Middle East illuminates:
- The countries and geography of the region
- The first civilizations and the rise of empires
- Early Islam and the lasting effects of European colonization
- The historical roots of the Israeli and Palestinian conflict
- America’s relations with Iran and Iraq
Packed with straightforward information, fascinating insights, and colorful historical detail, The Middle East is a must-read for anyone interested in not just keeping up with the headlines, but understanding the stories behind them.
|Publisher:||Fall River Press|
|Product dimensions:||8.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)|
About the Author
Jacob M. Fellure is the founder and executive director of the Middle East Cross-Cultural Association and a nationally recognized author and speaker. He has lived and traveled extensively throughout the Middle Eastern region as an adventurer and a scholar.
Brian Thornton earned his B.A. in History from Gonzaga University and both his B.A.E. (English) and M.A. (History) from Eastern Washington University. Since entering the teaching profession in 1993, he has taught at every level from sixth grade through college.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have been looking for a book on the Middle East that is historical that explains the conflicts and controversies of this area of the world that affects us all. This books is wonderful in that it states the facts from all perspectives from a historical point of view without confusing it with religious overtones as so many other books do. So many others are trying to win you to their cause and belief and this one states the facts, dates and historical figures from the beginning of time to the present. I recommend it to everyone so that they would truly understand the many people and cultures in the Middle East and value the many jewels it has given to us and still offers.