The Pre-Islamic Middle East


Sicker explores the political history of the Middle East from antiquity to the Arab conquest from a geopolitical perspective. He provides ample evidence that geographical and religious factors conditioning political decision-making have tended to promote military solutions to essentially political problems, a pattern that characterizes subsequent events in the region.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2000


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