The Modern Middle East. A Sourcebook for History.
4to. XL, 657, (1) pp. 3 blank ff. With several illustrations and maps in the text. Publisher's cloth. Dustjacket.
A compilation of translated sources covering the period from 1700 to the present. Sources include official and private archives, the periodical press, memoirs, Western journalists and travellers' accounts, literature, and official reports (including statistical data). Each document has been prefaced, translated and annotated by a specialist in the history and culture from which it was drawn. Enough information is provided so that every student can appreciate the value of a document and begin further exploration either of its historical context or its relationship to broader themes in modern Middle Eastern history. Themes include expansion of state power, changing gender roles, religious revival, nationalist mobilization, increasing participation in a wider global culture and economy, and the redefinition of traditions and identities.
With publisher's dustjacket. In excellent condition.