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By Martin Bunton

ISBN-10: 0199603936

ISBN-13: 9780199603930

The clash among Palestine and Israel is among the so much hugely publicized and sour struggles of contemporary occasions, a perilous tinderbox regularly poised to set the center East aflame--and to attract the us into the fireplace. during this available and stimulating Very brief creation, Martin Bunton illuminates the heritage of the matter, lowering it to its very essence. Adopting a clean and unique procedure, Bunton explores the Palestinian-Israeli dispute in twenty-year segments, to focus on the old complexity of the clash all through successive many years. each one bankruptcy starts off with an exam of the relationships between humans and occasions that marked specific years as historic stepping stones within the evolution of the clash, together with the 1897 Basle Congress, the 1917 Balfour announcement and British career of Palestine, and the 1947 UN Partition Plan and the warfare for Palestine.

Providing a transparent and reasonable exploration of the most concerns, Bunton explores not just the old foundation of the clash, but additionally appears at how and why partition has been so tough and the way efforts to revive peace proceed at the present time.

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The rates of conversion were probably faster in Iraq and slower in Egypt. With the exception of Persia, most of the population of the core area adopted Arabic as their language. Three other aspects of the early period of Islam are important for understand­ ing the subsequent history of the region. First, after the death of Muhammad, there T h e Is la m ic W o rld a t t h e T im e o f M u h a m m a d to 750 18 THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST was the question of whether or not there should be a leader of the Islamic commu­ nity and, if so, who that leader should be.

1660s or 1670s. Notice the Dutch supplicant on the shah's right. {F r o m : L a y la 5. , R o y a l P e r s ia n P a in t in g s : T h e Q a ja r E p o c h , 1 7 8 5 -1 9 2 5 ( B r o o k ly n : B r o o k ly n M u s e u m o f A r t in a s s o c i a t i o n w it h LB . T a u ru a , 1988), p . ) century, or that populations were better able to control the spread o f in fectiou s diseases. W hatever the reason, historians argue that the increase in population put trem endous pressure on available resources and sparked an inflation as d em an d for go o d s began to exceed supply.

It was therefore assumed that they would be entirely dependent on—and loyal to—those masters. Nevertheless, since mamluk armies often held the balance of power, they were known to seize it. For example, in 1250 slave soldiers of a local dynasty in Cairo pushed aside their former masters and began to rule in their own right. Replenishing their ranks with new mamluks, often from the Caucasus, they ruled independently until 1517 and continued to exercise power in Egypt until the beginning of the nineteenth century.

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