Jeremy Salt

in The Unmaking of the Middle East

Published by University of California Press

Published in print September 2008 | ISBN: 9780520255517
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520934757 | DOI:

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This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the history of Western conflict in the Middle East. The book looks at the origin of civilization and the formation of Islam's so-called bloody border, and examines the breakdown of the Ottoman Empire. It explores U.S.–Israeli relations, and analyzes former U.S. Presidents George Bush and George W. Bush's wars on Iraq.

Keywords: Western conflict; Middle East; civilization; Islam's bloody border; Ottoman Empire; U.S.–Israeli relations; George Bush; George W. Bush; Iraq

Chapter.  4522 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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