Understanding the Contemporary Middle East.
Deborah J. Gerner and Jillian Schwedler, editors
Lynne Rienner Publishers
1800 30th Street, Suite 314, Boulder, CO 80301
1588260623 $23.50 www.rienner.com
Now in its second edition, Understanding the Contemporary Middle East is an anthlogy of essays by learned authors offering introductions to help lay readers and scholars better comprehend the history, geography, politcs, and culture of Middle Eastern societies. From the historical and modern-day role of religion in Middle Eastern society, to the role of women, the structure of politics, and the often violent history of armed conflict within the region, Understanding the Contemporary Middle East presents complex reality in layman's terms. A "must-read" primer for any beginning student of Middle East society, and a vital resource for anyone striving to better understand the setting and driving forces behind world news headlines.
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|Author:||Vogel, Paul T.|
|Article Type:||Book Review|
|Date:||Feb 1, 2005|
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