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The Shaping of the Modern Middle East

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With this major revision of his classic The Middle East and the West (1964), a leading Middle East historian of our time offers a definitive and now more-timely-than-ever history of Western-Middle Eastern relations from the late seventeenth century to the present day. Fully revised to cover the volatile developments of the last three decades, The Shaping of the Modern Midd ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published February 17th 1994 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published 1993)
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Maria Gad
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The shaping of the Modern Middle East left me disappointed. First of all, Lewis defines the Middle East in terms of geography & history, of religion, language & culture, then in terms of present-day political entities then the emergence of islamic civilization & the relationship between the chinese & islamic civilizations, then he discusses exporting liberal democacy to the Middle East & its failure.
From my own point of view, he didn't come out with new conclusion, just quite
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Bernard Lewis is the Cleveland E. Dodge Professor of Near Eastern Studies Emeritus at Princeton University and the author of many critially acclaimed and bestselling books, including two number one New York Times bestsellers: What Went Wrong? and Crisis of Islam. The Middle East: A Brief History of the Last 2,000 Years was a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist. Internationally recognized a ...more
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