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The Modern Middle East

Auteur : Mehran Kamrava
Éditeur : University of California Date & Lieu : 2005, Berkeley
Préface : Pages : 510
Traduction : ISBN : 0-520-24149-5
Langue : AnglaisFormat : 152x228 mm
Thème : Histoire

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The Modern Middle East

The Modern Middle East
A Political History since the First World War

The research and writing of this book would not have been possible without the kindness and generosity of a number of individuals. I greatly benefited from the research assistance of Annmarie Hunter and Emily Smurthwaite. I am most grateful for their diligence and their enthusiasm for this project from start to finish. Terrence Thorpe, another outstanding student, also read several chapters and gave valuable suggestions. Bradford Dillman, Manochehr Dorraj, Nader Entessar, Mark Gasiorowski, Nikki Keddie, and Mahmood Monshipouri kindly read all or some of the chapters
and gave invaluable and insightful advice. Of course, any omissions or shortcomings remain entirely my fault. Work on Chapter 8 was partly funded by a generous grant from the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at California State University, Northridge.

This book is the outgrowth of more than a decade of teaching and lecturing on the politics and history of the Middle East. In the process, I have learned a great deal from the innumerable students who have shared with me their insights, experiences, criticisms, and comments. Both directly and indirectly, their input is no doubt reflected here. For that, I am grateful. Chapter 9 is an expanded, much revised version of an article that originally appeared in Third World Quarterly, Vol. 19, No. 1, 1998, pp. 63–85.

I am grateful to TWQ’s editor, Shahid Qadir, for permission to quote extensively from the article here. My wife, Melisa Çanli, deserves special thanks. Over the nearly five years that it took to write this book, she put up with my many solitary hours behind the computer, my frequent mood swings, and my far-toooften frowns. All along, she never wavered in her loving support for my work. As I was in the final stages of preparing the book, she gave birth to our beautiful daughter, Dilara. As a meager token of my love and gratitude, I dedicate this book to them both.

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List of Illustrations / ix
List of Tables / xi
Acknowledgments / xiii

Introduction / 1

1. From Islam to the Great War / 9
2. From Territories to Independent States / 35
3. The Age of Nationalism / 67
4. The Arab-Israeli Wars / 107
5. The Iranian Revolution / 138
6. The Gulf Wars and Beyond / 169

7. The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict / 215
8. The Challenge of Economic Development / 257
9. States and Their Opponents / 283
10. The Question of Democracy / 331
11. Challenges Facing the Middle East / 359

Notes / 377
Bibliography / 429
Index / 457


1. Jewish Immigration in Each Aliya / 76
2. Phases in Palestinian Nationalism / 85
3. Palestinian Refugees of the 1948 War / 88
4. Troop and Tank Strength in the Second Gulf War (January 1991) / 187
5. Palestinian Population by Place of Residence / 225
6. Post-1967 Settlements in the Occupied Territories / 236
7. GNP Growth Rate in Selected Developing Countries, 1970–95 / 262
8. Growth of GDP in Selected Middle Eastern Countries, 1980–2001 / 263
9. Ideal State Types in the Middle East / 284
10. Population Characteristics in the Middle East / 361
11. Fertility Rates in the Middle East / 362
12. Determinants of Fertility in Islamic Countries / 363
13. Foreign Labor Force in the Oil Monarchies / 364
14. Citizen and Noncitizen Population in the Oil Monarchies / 365
15. Age Structure in the Middle East, 2002 / 366
16. Per Capita Water Availability and the Ratio of Supply and Demand in the Middle East / 370

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