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The middle east and islamic world reader

The middle east and islamic world reader

Books by middle east authors

Historians Marvin E. Gettleman and Stuart Schaar have collected a wide variety of documents and contemporary scholarship in this insightful anthology to provide a detailed view of the past of the peoples of the core Islamic lands from the Golden Age of Islam to the present day. The anthology exposes the multifaceted cultures and political structures of the Islamic world through carefully framed essays at the beginning of each chapter and brief introductory notes following over seventy readings. Theological texts illuminating the contradictions between Shiite and Sunni Muslims, diplomatic exchanges and state documents, memoirs and literary works, and Islamic radical manifestos are among the selections. This newly updated and extended version covers the region’s drastic changes since 2005, as well as the famous uprisings that swept the region from Tunisia to Egypt, Libya, and beyond. The Middle East and Islamic World Reader is a fascinating historical study of complex societies that we need to learn now more than ever.

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“This wide-ranging anthology admirably represents the various facets of Middle Eastern culture and politics.” Publishers Weekly says: Historians Marvin E. Gettleman and Stuart Schaar have compiled a wide range of documents and contemporary scholarship in this insightful anthology to provide a comprehensive view of the past of the peoples of the core Islamic lands from the Golden Age of Islam to the present day. The anthology exposes the multifaceted cultures and political structures of the Islamic world through carefully framed essays at the beginning of each chapter and brief introductory notes following over seventy readings. Theological texts illuminating the contradictions between Shiite and Sunni Muslims, diplomatic exchanges and state documents, memoirs and literary works, and Islamic radical manifestos are among the selections. This newly updated and extended version covers the region’s drastic changes since 2005, as well as the famous uprisings that swept the region from Tunisia to Egypt, Libya, and beyond. The Middle East and Islamic World Reader is a fascinating historical study of complex societies that we need to learn now more than ever. “Impossible… It is a timely work that focuses primarily on sociopolitical texts ranging from the rise of Islam to post-9/11 debates about US foreign policy.” —Decision

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A fascinating, wide-ranging look at the Muslim world’s rich history and culture, with primary documents dating from Muhammad’s time to the current turmoil in the Middle East and South and Central Asia.
The Muslim world is vast and complex, but few Westerners are acquainted with the writings and teachings of a faith that has risen to the foreground of global events in recent months. Historians Marvin E. Gettleman and Stuart Schaar have compiled a large range of documents and contemporary scholarship in their latest anthology The Middle East and Islamic World Reader to include a view of the history of the peoples from the core Islamic lands from the Golden Age of Islam to today.
The anthology exposes the multifaceted cultures and political structures of the Islamic world through carefully framed essays at the beginning of each chapter and brief introductory notes following over seventy readings. Theological texts illuminating the contradictions between Shiite and Sunni Muslims, diplomatic exchanges and state documents, memoirs and literary works, and Islamic radical manifestos are among the selections. Writings by early Muslim historian Ibn Khaldun, Turkish founding father Kemal Ataturk, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, and Iranian revolutionary leader Ayatollah Khomeini extend the distance from Tunisia to India in this anthology. The readings trace the implications of the Islamic world’s encounters with outsiders, from Central Asian nomad invasions and crusading Europeans in the Middle Ages to European colonization in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, as well as the Islamic world’s own internal development, through the perspectives of peasants, city workers, and Muslim women.

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Eugene Rogan, an award-winning historian, brings the First World War and its immediate aftermath in the Middle East to life in The Fall of the Ottomans, revealing the frequently overlooked tale of the region’s vital involvement in the conflict.
This critically admired text has been extensively revised for the ninth edition to reflect the most recent scholarship and events in the Middle East. The book’s straightforward style, wide reach, and balanced treatment distinguish it as an introduction to the history of this tumultuous region from the beginnings of Islam to the present day.
The Middle East is a vital part of our global community. And, given the Middle East’s current importance in foreign affairs, we are bombarded with media photos of the region on a regular basis. Most of the media analysis, on the other hand, is at best haphazard, failing to account for the region’s dynamics or historical context. The majority of us are unaware of the true story of the Middle East. What shaped this vital geopolitical region into what it is now?