The Middle East: A Beginner's Guide (Beginner's Guides)

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The Middle East is notoriously complex and difficult. This compact book on the topic by the University of Oxford's leading expert does not shirk the challenge. Organised thematically, and dealing with all the pivotal issues in the region, from oil and religion, to gender and conflict, this comprehensive primer is both easy-to-read and full of insight. Stuffed with historical background, real-life examples, profiles of key figures from Nasser to Gadaffi, and even popular jokes from the area, "The Middle East: A Beginner's Guide" will captivate tourists, students, and the interested general reader alike.

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Masterly. A comprehensive and succinct overview. --Hugh Pope, Former Middle East Correspondent for Reuters, Wall Street Journal, and the Independent

The best book on the modern Middle East. Perfect not only for students but for any reader. It is balanced, authoritative and easy to follow. A perfect introduction to this troubled region. --Christopher Catherwood, author of A Brief History of the Middle East

Packs a great deal of knowledge into an appetite-inducing dish. Splendid... not just for beginners, nor just a stepping-stone to the classics. It will make knowledgeable readers rethink. --David Gardner, Chief Leader writer and former Middle East editor, The Financial Times, and author of Last Chance: The Middle East in the Balance

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An intelligent and entertaining exploration of this notoriously unsettled region

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