Stewart, Dona J.

The Middle East today : political, geographical and cultural perspectives / Dona J. Stewart. - 2nd ed. - Abingdon [England] : Routledge, 2013. - xvii, 280 p. : ill., maps.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Part I. Introduction to the Region -- The Middle East and North Africa : Between Image and Reality -- The Geography of the Middle East and North Africa -- Culture and Society in the Middle East and North Africa -- Part II. Emergence and Evolution of the Region -- Historical Foundations : The Islamic and Arab Legacies -- The Making of the Modern Middle East : The Ottoman Legacy -- Independent States and Geopolitics : The Legacy of Western Imperialism -- The Contemporary State Systems : A System in Flux -- Contemporary Islamist Thought : The Power of Ideology -- Part III. Contemporary Issues and Challenges -- Economic Challenges : A Region of Disparities -- The Middle East Conflicts -- Civil Society, Media and Democratic Reform -- The 2011 Revolutions and the Future of the Region.

9780415782432 (hbk.) 9780415782449 (pbk.)


Geopolitics -- Middle East.


Middle East -- Politics and government -- 1979-
Middle East -- Economic conditions -- 1979-
United States -- Foreign relations -- Middle East.
Middle East -- Foreign relations -- United States.

DS63.1 / .S748 2013

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