Roger Owen has fully revised and updated his authoritative text to take into account the latest developments in the Middle East. This book continues to serve as an excellent introduction for newcomers to the modern history and politics of this fascinating region.

This third edition continues to explore the emergence of individual Middle Eastern states since the fall of the Ottoman Empire at the end of the First World War and the key themes that have characterized the region since then.

part |2 pages

PART II Themes in contemporary Middle Eastern politics

chapter 7|18 pages

The politics of economic restructuring

chapter 9|24 pages

The politics of religious revival

chapter 10|22 pages

The military in and out of politics

chapter 11|17 pages

Some important non-state actors

part |2 pages

PART III The impact of the 11 September attacks

chapter 12|11 pages

America attempts to remake the Middle East