Defining Documents in World History: The Middle East (141 BCE-2017 CE), 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1682177033
  • ISBN-13: 9781682177037
  • DDC: 956
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 800 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released July 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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The Middle East is the site of the first great civilizations in history. Today, it remains one of the most significant regions of the world for a variety of political, economic, and religious reasons. This new 2-volume set spans the history of the region and includes a variety of documents from several eras. The Document chapters include the primary source document, often reproduced in its entirety, the Summary Overview, Defining Moment, Author Biography, Document Analysis, and Essential Themes.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Publisher's Note.
Editor's Introduction.
Early, Medieval, and Early Modern History.
1: The Revolt of the Maccabees and Judean Independence.
2: The Romans Destroy the Temple at Jerusalem.
3: Seeking Advice from Emperor Trajan Regarding the Christians.
4: Novella 146: On Jews.
5: The Pact of Umar: Peace Accord to the Christians of Syria.
6: Ibn Abd-el-Hakem on the Muslim Conquest of Andalus.
7: History of the Patriarchs of the Coptic Church of Alexandria.
8: Muhammad al-Mawardi on Qadis.
9: Excerpt from “The Capture of Jerusalem”.
10: Ibn Battuta Makes the Pilgrimage to Mecca and Travels to Baghdad.
11: Ibn Battuta's Travels in Cairo, Damascus, and Jerusalem.
12: Ibn Battuta's Travels to Mali.
13: Surrender Treaty of the Kingdom of Granada.
Ottoman Endurance and Collapse.
14: Treaty of Kuchuk Kainardji.
15: Battle of Navarino.
16: Firman of Appointment of Muhammad Ali as Pasha of Egypt.
17: Proposal for the Establishment of a Native Army in Algeria.
18: Letter Threatening Military Reprisals by French on Moroccan Pirates.
19: The Conclusion of the Russo-Turkish War of 1877–78.
20: The Mahdi Uprising.
21: The Death of General Gordon at Khartoum.
22: Theodor Herzl on the Jewish State.
23: The Battle of Omdurman.
24: Samori Ture Captured.
25: The D'Arcy Oil Concession.
26: Proclamation of the Young Turks.
27: Hussein-McMahon Correspondence.
28: Sykes-Picot Agreement.
29: Balfour Declaration.
30: Resolution of the General Syrian Congress.
31: Palestine Mandate.