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The Resource From the First World War to the Arab Spring : what's really going on in the Middle East?, M.E. McMillan

From the First World War to the Arab Spring : what's really going on in the Middle East?, M.E. McMillan

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From the First World War to the Arab Spring : what's really going on in the Middle East?
Title
From the First World War to the Arab Spring
Title remainder
what's really going on in the Middle East?
Statement of responsibility
M.E. McMillan
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Offering a comprehensive, up-to-date examination of the complex web of wars and proxy wars, revolutions and counter-revolutions that are ripping the Middle East apart, this book puts these events in their historical context and leads readers through the labyrinth that is the new Middle East. This book seeks answers to pressing, contentious questions: why are there so many hereditary heads of state in the Middle East when the Prophet Muhammad did not appoint a successor? Why do Western countries claim to want democracy in the Middle East yet support dictators? Why did Israel become a democracy while the Arab states did not? Why are there so many wars in the Middle East? And, most importantly, what happened to the hope and optimism of the Arab Spring? M. E. McMillan offers fresh answers to these difficult questions. Firmly grounded in both historical research and insightful analysis of current events, this book gives readers a new understanding of what's really going on in the Middle East"--
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McMillan, M. E.,
Dewey number
956.04
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Middle East today
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Middle East
  • Middle East
  • Middle East
  • Middle East
  • Political culture
Label
From the First World War to the Arab Spring : what's really going on in the Middle East?, M.E. McMillan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-257) and index
Contents
Introduction : Lost in the Labyrinth : What's Really Going on in the Middle East -- PART I: THE TANGLED WEB : WHY THE GREAT POWERS OF EUROPE BECAME INVOLVED IN THE MIDDLE EAST -- 1. Sarajevo, Sunday, June 28, 1914 -- 2. The British Empire and the Arab World : Ambition, Austerity and A Class Apart -- 3. The French Empire and the Arab World : From the Crusades to the Civilizing Mission -- 4. The Russian Empire and the Arab World : Religion, Royalty and the New Rome -- 5. The German Empire and the Arab World : Family Feuds and Eastern Ambitions -- 6. The Ottoman Empire : How the Arab World Was Won and Lost -- PART II: TOO MANY STRAIGHT LINES ON THE MAP : WHERE, WHEN AND WHY IT STARTED TO GO WRONG -- 7. London, Tuesday, December 21, 1915 -- 8. The Arab World Before the War : The Facts on the Ground -- 9. The Re-Making of the Middle East : Enter the Nation-State -- 10. From Sykes-Picot to the Treaty of Sevres : Betrayals, Backstabbing and Broken Promises -- 11. The Poisoned Legacy and The War's Unanswered Questions -- PART III: ALL OR NOTHING : WHY ALL ROADS LEAD TO JERUSALEM -- 12. Where to Begin? -- 13. Jerusalem : The Temple Mount -- 14. Jerusalem : The Noble Sanctuary -- PART IV: KINGS, COLONELS AND COUPS : WHY THERE IS A DEMOCRATIC DEFICIT IN THE ARAB WORLD -- 15. Cairo, Wednesday, July 23, 1952 -- 16. The Kings, the Colonels and the Political Time Warp : The Return of the Middle Ages -- 17. I am the State : Power, Politics and the Cult of Personality -- 18. The Problem of Absolute Power : From Stability to Stagnation -- PART V: THE SACRED VERSUS THE SECULAR : WHO SPEAKS FOR ISLAM? -- 19. Mecca, Tuesday, November 20, 1979 -- 20. 1979: The View from Tehran -- 21. 1979: Holy War and Unholy Alliances -- 22. The Arab Spring and the Democratic Alternative -- Epilogue Untangling the Web : What Now?
Control code
ocn935269328
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 279 pages.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137522023
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)935269328
Label
From the First World War to the Arab Spring : what's really going on in the Middle East?, M.E. McMillan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-257) and index
Contents
Introduction : Lost in the Labyrinth : What's Really Going on in the Middle East -- PART I: THE TANGLED WEB : WHY THE GREAT POWERS OF EUROPE BECAME INVOLVED IN THE MIDDLE EAST -- 1. Sarajevo, Sunday, June 28, 1914 -- 2. The British Empire and the Arab World : Ambition, Austerity and A Class Apart -- 3. The French Empire and the Arab World : From the Crusades to the Civilizing Mission -- 4. The Russian Empire and the Arab World : Religion, Royalty and the New Rome -- 5. The German Empire and the Arab World : Family Feuds and Eastern Ambitions -- 6. The Ottoman Empire : How the Arab World Was Won and Lost -- PART II: TOO MANY STRAIGHT LINES ON THE MAP : WHERE, WHEN AND WHY IT STARTED TO GO WRONG -- 7. London, Tuesday, December 21, 1915 -- 8. The Arab World Before the War : The Facts on the Ground -- 9. The Re-Making of the Middle East : Enter the Nation-State -- 10. From Sykes-Picot to the Treaty of Sevres : Betrayals, Backstabbing and Broken Promises -- 11. The Poisoned Legacy and The War's Unanswered Questions -- PART III: ALL OR NOTHING : WHY ALL ROADS LEAD TO JERUSALEM -- 12. Where to Begin? -- 13. Jerusalem : The Temple Mount -- 14. Jerusalem : The Noble Sanctuary -- PART IV: KINGS, COLONELS AND COUPS : WHY THERE IS A DEMOCRATIC DEFICIT IN THE ARAB WORLD -- 15. Cairo, Wednesday, July 23, 1952 -- 16. The Kings, the Colonels and the Political Time Warp : The Return of the Middle Ages -- 17. I am the State : Power, Politics and the Cult of Personality -- 18. The Problem of Absolute Power : From Stability to Stagnation -- PART V: THE SACRED VERSUS THE SECULAR : WHO SPEAKS FOR ISLAM? -- 19. Mecca, Tuesday, November 20, 1979 -- 20. 1979: The View from Tehran -- 21. 1979: Holy War and Unholy Alliances -- 22. The Arab Spring and the Democratic Alternative -- Epilogue Untangling the Web : What Now?
Control code
ocn935269328
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 279 pages.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137522023
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)935269328

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