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By David S. Sorenson

ISBN-10: 0813349222

ISBN-13: 9780813349220

Combining components of comparative politics with a country-by-country research, writer David S. Sorenson offers a whole and obtainable creation to the fashionable heart East. With an emphasis at the politics of the area, the textual content additionally dedicates chapters in particular to the background, religions, and economies of nations within the Persian (Arabian) Gulf, the japanese Mediterranean, and North Africa. In each one state bankruptcy, a quick political background is by means of discussions of democratization, spiritual politics, women's concerns, civil society, fiscal improvement, privatization, and overseas relations.

In this up-to-date and revised moment version, An creation to the trendy center East contains new fabric at the Arab Spring, the adjustments in Turkish politics, the Iranian nuclear concerns, and the newest efforts to solve the Israeli-Palestinian drawback. Introductory chapters offer a big thematic review for every of the book's person nation chapters and brief vignettes during the ebook supply readers an opportunity for private reflection.

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Members of language groups who live in North Africa, mostly in Algeria and Morocco Bey. Ottoman rank for district governors, right under the rank of Pasha Bida. Innovation, practices against Islamic tradition Bint. Literally, “daughter of” in Arabic CE. Common Era, the time corresponding to AD, after the birth of Christ Caliph. Title conferred to one who claims succession to the Prophet Caliphate. Political-religious entity ruled by a caliph, abolished in 1924 Confessional. A political system divided along religious lines, particularly in Lebanon Coptic.

Islamic law Sheik. Title of honor for an elderly man Sephardic. Oriental or “Eastern” Jews, largely of non-European origin Sevener Shi’a (Ismailiyya). Shi’a branch that follows the seventh Shi’a Imam, Ismail Shi’a. Islamic branch that supported the claim of Muhammad’s son-in-law Ali as Caliph Shura. “Council” in Arabic, often the title of a legislature Sufi, form of Islamic mysticism Sunni. Islamic branch that followed from the succession of the first three Caliphs, today the majority Islamic branch Sultan.

Term applied to slave soldiers who founded a dynasty of the same name in Cairo, 1260–1517 Maronite. A Christian sect, whose members live mostly in Lebanon Mashriq. Region of Arab countries east of Egypt and north of the Arabian Peninsula Mecca. Birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad, considered the holiest city in Islam, located in modern Saudi Arabia MENA. Middle East and North Africa Mesopotamia. Historical land now occupied largely by Iraq and parts of Syria Miraj. The Arab name for Muhammad’s nocturnal journey to Heaven Monophysitism.

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