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A Concise History of the Middle East: Ninth Edition

Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: May 2010

Duration: 18 hours 13 minutes


The ninth edition of this widely acclaimed text has been extensively revised to reflect the latest scholarship and the most recent events in the Middle East. As an introduction to the history of this turbulent region from the beginnings of Islam to the present day, the book is distinguished by its clear style, broad scope, and balanced treatment. It focuses on the evolution of Islamic institutions and culture, the influence of the West, the modernization efforts of Middle Eastern governments, the struggle of various peoples for political independence, the course of the Arab-Israeli conflict, the reassertion of Islamic values and power, the issues surrounding the Palestinian Question, and the roles of Iraq and Iran in the post-9/11 Middle East.

"The premier text for the study of the Middle East. Goldschmidt and Davidson's well-written and solidly argued analyses of the most important and crucial developments of Middle Eastern history and politics…could not be timelier."—Robert Olson, University of Kentucky


  • Greg B.

    this was a thorough and excellent book. the authors, where they disagreed or have personal views were open about including both authors' perspectives and leaving the reader to make up his or her own mind. it goes up until around 2009. I enjoyed it as much as hourani or michael b oren or b.lewis's books.

  • Sean ALLEN

    An eye opening account of the history of the Middle East. Both informative and demoralising.

  • Anonymous

    the book is very detailed and offers an astonishing view on the middle east and its peoples

A Concise History of the Middle East: Ninth Edition

by Arthur Goldschmidt Jr., Lawrence Davidson

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A Concise History of the Middle East: Ninth Edition, Arthur Goldschmidt Jr., Lawrence Davidson