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Struggle and Survival in the Modern Middle East

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Until the 1993 first edition of this book, one thing had been missing in Middle Eastern history--depiction of the lives of ordinary Middle Eastern men and women, peasants, villagers, pastoralists, and urbanites. Now updated and revised, the second edition has added six new portraits of individuals set in the contemporary period. It features twenty-four brief biographies dr ...more
Paperback, Second Edition, 438 pages
Published December 12th 2005 by University of California Press (first published December 31st 1992)
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Acaerounkr
Jun 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Prof. Burke began every session of our Modern Middle East course by playing youtube videos and internet radio of the latest Arabic rap, hip hop, and dance electonica. It was wholly unexpected for a freshman at university, but the retired Terry Burke truly understood the modern in modern mid east. His collection of biographies are rather fascinating; within half a generation TE Lawrence's Saudi camelboy frontier became the skyscrapers, fancy cars, and oil-pipes of Dubai. A leaping transition that ...more
Garrett
Jul 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
Great! A compilation of work by many it gives you insight into cultures of the middle east and north africa. Some you've probably never heard of.
Thomas Bundy
Generally, I am not a fan of histories of unimportant people, but this one is not a total waste of time.
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