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.

part |2 pages

Section I: The Years of the Notables

chapter 1|18 pages

Egypt to 1952

chapter 2|16 pages

Iraq to 1958

chapter 3|31 pages

Syria and Lebanon to 1958

chapter 4|31 pages

Palestine and Transjordan to 1950

chapter 5|20 pages

Turkey to 1950

chapter 6|21 pages

Iran to 1960

chapter 7|21 pages

Arabia to the 1960s

part |2 pages

Section II: The Years of Revolution

chapter 8|21 pages

Egypt, 1952-89

chapter 9|19 pages

Iraq, 1958-89

chapter 10|29 pages

Syria and Lebanon, 1958-89

chapter 11|29 pages

Israel, Jordan and the Palestinians, 1950-89

chapter 12|21 pages

Turkey, 1950-89

chapter 13|24 pages

Iran, 1960-89

chapter 14|23 pages

Arabia from the 1960s to 1989

part |2 pages

Section III: The Near East in International Relations

chapter 16|30 pages

Superpowers and Regional Powers, 1956-89

part |2 pages

Section IV: The Near East, 1989-95

chapter 17|9 pages

Introduction: Changes, 1989-95

chapter 18|4 pages

Egypt, 1989-95

chapter 19|4 pages

Iraq, 1989-95

chapter 20|4 pages

Syria, 1989-95

chapter 21|4 pages

Lebanon, 1989-95

chapter 22|3 pages

Israel, 1989-95

chapter 23|4 pages

Jordan, 1989-95

chapter 24|4 pages

The Palestinians, 1989-95

chapter 25|6 pages

Turkey, 1989-95

chapter 26|4 pages

Iran, 1989-95

chapter 27|10 pages

Arabia, 1989-95