A Concise History of the Middle East


Praise for earlier editions: "An examination of the growth of different cultural & national roots in the region, examining both the roots of conflict & bitterness & local struggles for independence & recognition. The result is a lively, involving text." Midwest Book Review "An excellent text.... Goldschmidt's approach is conversational, direct, & trenchant.... Extremely succinct, yet a model of clarity.... When it comes to the favorite myths that enwrap the Arab-Israeli conflict, he is incisive in his critique. No party escapes his analysis unscathed, but each is sympathetically portrayed in very human dimensions with special concern for deeply held attitudes & their roots." Middle East Journal "A lively & interesting account that is likely to allow students to understand & learn more than they might from a stuffy academic text.... A balanced interpretation which allows more than one view of any number of controversial issues.... Thorough & carefully balanced." The History Teacher

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Boulder, CO
Publication year:
  • 1999
  • 6th


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