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Philip Mattar, Charles E. Butterworth, Neil Caplan, Michael R. Fischbach, "Encyclopedia of Modern Middle East & North Africa, 4 Vol.set"
MacMillan Reference Books | 2004-06-30 | ISBN: 0028657691 | 2936 pages | PDF | 58,6 MB
Since 1996 readers have relied on the Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East for clear, authoritative background on one of the most complex and important regions of the world. With nearly 600 new entries and 1000 updates, this second edition reflects the far-reaching changes this area has undergone in recent years, making it more relevant and more necessary than ever before. Much has changed in the past eight years, and the need for information generated by the recent events and the military action in Afghanistan and Iraq makes this unbiased revision essential. The Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East covers the modern history of the Middle East and North Africa with major sections on Colonialism and Imperialism, the World Wars, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the United Nations' involvement in the region. Also covered are Gender, Languages, the Arts, and Religion. Each country in the region is reviewed, detailing its population, economy, and government.
With 3,000 non-partisan articles written by specialists in anthropology, history, political science, religion, and social sciences, ranging from 200-word biographies to 9000-word essays, this set presents a historical context within which to understand the current events of the Middle East and North Africa. The Encyclopedia is an indispensable tool in understanding the people, places, events, and ideas that have shaped the Middle East and North Africa since the Nineteenth century. The Modern Middle East and North Africa is the only reference of its kind to focus specifically on the modern history and politics of the Middle East and North Africa, covering Muslim and non-Muslim countries. Its articles support general research in history, political science, conflict resolution, religion, literature, languages, geography, economics, and international trade.
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