A history of the Middle East / Peter Mansfield.
Fourth edition / revised and updated by Nicolas Pelham.
London : Penguin Books, 2013.
9780718199678 (pbk.) :
Previous edition: 2010.
This text provides an overview of the history and politics of the Middle East since the 1800s, from Napoleon's assault on Egypt, through the slow decline and fall of the Ottoman Empire, to the painful emergence of modern nations, the Palestinian question and the growth of Islamic fundamentalism.
xiii, 567 pages : maps (black and white) ; 20 cm
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