Is There a Middle East? The Evolution of a Geopolitical Concept

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INDEX
Page numbers in italic indicate tables and figures.
Abbas 1, 147
Abbasid Caliphate, 14, 15
Abbott, James, 261n31
Abdullah I (Jordan), 43
Abru, Hafiz, 145
Academic specialties: area studies and, 49, 60–62; regional geography, 56
Afghanistan: atlases and maps, 87, 90, 92; defining the “Middle East” and, 68, 69, 73, 78, 83, 84, 86, 91, 92, 94; “Eastern Question” and, 12; Middle East / Central Asia boundary and, 140, 142, 148; Soviet Union and, 50; U.S. terminology and usage, 51
Africa: atlases and maps, 85, 86–87; defining the “Middle East” and, 83, 113. See also Maghrib, the; North Africa
African Studies Association, 60
“African Transition Zone,” 82
Afro-Asian lands, 244n15
Agnew, John, 211, 212
Agriculture, 171, 177, 178–79, 266n12
Ahl (people), 165
Ahmad Pasha, 160
Ajami, Fouad, 220
Al ‘Azm, Sadiq Jalal, 120
Algeria, 104, 110–11, 114, 176, 177–80, 186
Algerian Forest Law, 179–80
Algiers Non-Aligned Summit (1973), 197, 198
Al-Iraq, 14–15
Al-sharq al-aqsa (Far East). See Aqsa al-sharq (Far East)
Al-Sharq al-Awsat (Middle East), 15, 101, 116
American Committee for Relief in the Near East, 28
American exceptionalism, 210
Ancient civilizations: the “Nearer East” and, 23; the Orient and, 120–21; Roman Empire, 177, 178–79, 266n12; the “Near and Middle East,” 26
Anderson, Ewan W., 71, 91–92, 252n46
Anderson, Liam D., 71, 91–92
Anglo-Russian Convention of 1907, 41
Anthropology, area studies and, 60
Anti-Westernism, 29
Apocalyptic literature, 12, 16, 125, 137
Aqsa al-sharq (Far East), 15
Arab exceptionalism. See Middle East exceptionalism
Arab Human Development Reports (AHDRs), 218–20, 225, 226–27, 228
Arabian Peninsula, 5, 22, 73, 82, 83
Arabic language, 109, 115, 235
Arab-Israeli conflict, 51–52, 102, 214
Arab League, 255n26
Arab Maghrib Union (AMU), 111
Arab nationalism. See Nationalism
Arab peoples, 18–86; defining the “Middle East” and, 78, 235–36; the Levant and, 181–86; the Maghrib and, 104, 176, 177–80; Maghribi nationalism and, 110

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