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Middle East Primer for Students : American Forum for Global Education - Joseph D. Wilcox

Middle East Primer for Students

American Forum for Global Education


Published: 1st January 2005
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The Middle East is a region in search of itself and the outcome of this struggle will profoundly impact America and the world. But what are Middle Easterners searching for and why has that search been mired in conflict and strife in recent times? Most Americans know the Middle East only as a crucible where images of war flash across televisions and cover the front pages of newspapers. Yet, it is much more than the conflict beamed into our homes via satellite television. The Middle East nurtured civilization from its infancy, hosts a rich dichotomy of peoples, traditions, and religions, and once led the world in technological, scientific, and artistic innovation. This book will give students a basic understanding of the Middle East, its history, geography, monotheistic religions, economics, and the challenges it faces. In addition, the author aims to show how the region's history continues to resonate and why America and other countries would want to fight two wars in the region in 1991 and again in 2003. This primer will also help students understand where the Middle East fits into the modern world and how important the region is to world stability and prosperity.Includes a: Middle East timeline, Internet resources, bibliography, glossary. For high school students (ninth-tenth grade) and teachers with an interest in world history.

Chapter 1 Acknowledgments Chapter 2 Map of the Middle East Chapter 3 1. The Middle East Today Chapter 4 2. Geography of the Middle East Chapter 5 3. History of the Middle East Chapter 6 4. Economics Chapter 7 5. Issues of Identity Chapter 8 Appendix A: Middle East Time Line Chapter 9 Appendix B: Internet Resources Chapter 10 Glossary Chapter 11 Bibliography Chapter 12 About the Author

ISBN: 9781578861637
ISBN-10: 1578861632
Series: American Forum for Global Education
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 88
Published: 1st January 2005
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.71 x 16.05  x 0.69
Weight (kg): 0.14