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A Brief History of the Middle East by Christopher Catherwood
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Nov 06, 2011

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Concise overview of Middle Eastern history from ancient times to the present day.

Useful as a launchpad for wider reading.

Irritating style: rejects footnotes in favour of citing sources in the text ("as X reminds us ... ") then overuses the device ("Expert writers such as the scholar R T France estimate that Jesus was born for years ahead of his 'official' birth.)

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