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The Muslim world is tremendously rich and diverse, yet few Westerners are familiar with the writings and teachings of a culture that in recent months has come to the forefront of world events. In their insightful new anthology The Middle East and Islamic World Reader, historians Marvin E. Gettleman and Stuart Schaar have assembled a broad selection of documents and contemp ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published April 4th 2003 by Grove Press (first published April 1st 2003)
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Chad Walker
Has some decent primary source material, so that's always interesting, to see the original words of major actors in a part of the world many of us (myself included) little understand. But it was compiled in the months following September 11th, 2001, and its focus seems pivoted around that time period. Thus, not really a great overview of Middle Eastern and Arab World history, just some of the trends that have dominated the Western world's recent interactions with it.
Scott Martin
A decent overview for anyone who wants to read about the Middle East and doesn't have a significant academic or personal background in the region.
Tammy
Full of primary sources. Invaluable to learning about the Middle East and its history.
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