The Middle East and Islamic World Reader: An Historical Reader for the 21st Century

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In this insightful anthology, historians Marvin E. Gettleman and Stuart Schaar have assembled a broad selection of documents and contemporary scholarship to give a view of the history of the peoples from the core Islamic lands, from the Golden Age of Islam to today.

With carefully framed essays beginning each chapter and brief introductory notes accompanying over seventy readings, the anthology reveals the multifaceted societies and political systems of the Islamic world. Selections range from theological texts illuminating the differences between Shiite and Sunni Muslims, to diplomatic exchanges and state papers, to memoirs and literary works, to manifestos of Islamic radicals.

This newly revised and expanded edition covers the dramatic changes in the region since 2005, and the popular uprisings that swept from Tunisia in January 2011 through Egypt, Libya, and beyond. The Middle East and Islamic World Reader is a fascinating historical survey of complex societies that—now more than ever—are crucial for us to understand.
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About the author

Marvin E. Gettleman is the coeditor of the best-selling anthology Vietnam and America. He is emeritus professor of history at Brooklyn Polytechnic University. He lives in New York City.

Stuart Schaar is Professor Emeritus of Middle East and North African History at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. He lives in Morocco.
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Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
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Published on
Apr 10, 2012
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Pages
416
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ISBN
9780802194527
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Language
English
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Genres
History / Middle East / General
Religion / Islam / General
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