An introductory historical overview of the region, emphasizing the role of Islam. Examines contempor...
An introductory historical overview of the region, emphasizing the role of Islam. Examines contemporary issues on a thematic basis from an interdisciplinary social science perspective, focusing on the interplay between economic, political, and cultural influences. Includes country profiles, b&w maps, and a glossary. This fifth edition is updated to keep pace with recent events, with discussion of Political Islam, the Rabin assassination, and the role of external actors on the peace process. Useful for students, researchers, journalists, and general readers. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.