An intelligent and entertaining exploration of this notoriously unsettled region.
The Middle East is notoriously complex and difficult. This compact book on the topic by the University of Oxford's leading expert does not shirk the challenge. Organised thematically, and dealing with all the pivotal issues in the region, from oil and religion to gender and conflict, this comprehensive primer is both easy-to-read and full of insight. Stuffed with historical background, real-life examples, profiles of key figures from Nasser to Gadaffi, and even popular jokes from the area, The Middle East: A Beginner’s Guide will captivate tourists, students, and the interested general reader alike.
©2009 Philip Robins (P)2012 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
I read the previous review andwas suspicious about the quality, but still bought it. I enjoyed it . It gives exelent overview of history and politics previous and current and effects of one on another.
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