Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

sign up for Boomerang Books BulletinGet Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - The Tragedy of the Middle East by Barry Rubin

The Middle East has changed clearly, substantially, and dramatically during the last decade. Yet scholarly and public understanding lags far behind these events. This book explains why the previous era came to end, giving an historical and political summation of the region. Three interlinked themes are crucial to the book. First, a reinterpretation of the era of upheaval the Middle East has just passed through. During that period, many Arabs believed that some leader, country, or radical movement would unite the region, solving all its problems. Second, an evaluation of how the historical experience of the period between the 1940s and the 1990s undermined the old system, making change necessary. Third, an analysis of the region today that helps explain future developments, in what the author terms the Era of Reluctant Pragmatism, as the Middle Eastern societies decide their relationships to the West.

Buy The Tragedy of the Middle East by Barry Rubin from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521603874
ISBN-10: 0521603870
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Pages: 296
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 11-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - The Tragedy of the Middle East by Barry Rubin

Book Reviews - The Tragedy of the Middle East by Barry Rubin

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Tragedy of the Middle East book by Barry Rubin and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Author Biography - Barry Rubin

Professor Barry Rubin is Deputy Director of the BESA Center for Strategic Studies and is editor of the Middle East Review of International Affairs and the journal Turkish Studies. He is the author of fifteen books, most recently The Transformation of Palestinian Politics: From Revolution to State-Building (Harvard University Press).