This clear, balanced and authoritative survey of the history of the region is now fully up to date again. The text contains a general regional introduction, followed by a series of country-by-country analyses, and a section which places the Near East in the international context. Professor Yapp' s new edition covers recent dramatic events including the end of the Cold War, the Kuwayt Crisis of 1990/91, and the continuing conflict in Israel, as well as assessing the huge social and economic changes in the region. It will be essential reading for students and scholars concerned with modern middle eastern history and politics of the middle east.
Table of Contents
SECTION I: THE YEARS OF THE NOTABLES.
1. Egypt to 1952.
2. Iraq to 1958.
3. Syria and Lebanon to 1958.
4. Palestine and Transjordan to 1950.
5. Turkey to 1950.
6. Iran to 1960.
7. Arabia to the 1960s.
8. Egypt 1952-89.
9. Iraq 1958-89.
10. Syria and Lebanon 1958-89.
11. Israel, Jordan and the Palestinians.
12. Turkey 1950-89.
13. Iran 1960-89.
14. Arabia from the 1960s to 1989.
SECTION III: THE NEAR EAST IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
15. European Predominance and Its Decline 1923-56.
16. Superpowers and Regional Powers 1956-89.
SECTION IV: THE NEAR EAST 1989-95.
17. Introduction: Changes 1989-95.
18. Egypt 1989-95.
19. Iraq 1989-95.
20. Syria 1989-95.
21. Lebanon 1989-95.
22. Israel 1989-95.
23. Jordan 1989-95.
24. The Palestinians 1989-95.
25. Turkey 1989-95.
26. Iran 1989-95.
27. Arabia 1989-95.
28. International and Regional Affairs 1989-95.
List of Rulers.
M.E.YAPP is Emeritus Professor of the Modern History of Western Asia at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.