A Companion to the History of the Middle East
"A Companion to the History of the Middle East" offers a fresh account of the multifaceted and multi-layered history of the Middle East. It comprises 26 newly-commissioned essays by leading international scholars. It is primarily focused on the modern and contemporary periods. It covers religious, social, cultural, economic, political and military history. It treats the region as four differentiated political units - Iran, Turkey, Israel and the Arab world. It includes a section on current issues, such as oil, urban growth, the role of women, and democratic human rights.