An Illustrated History
Paperback 312pp Illustrated
9780781809900   Product Code: 19982
From the Arabs' ancient Near Eastern origins and the life of the Prophet Muhammad to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the invasion of Iraq in 2003, this panoramic overview of Arab history depicts the changing political situation as Islamic empires grew and fragmented. Giving the background to the Middle Eastern and North African states in the modern age of European dominance, it helps the reader to understand how today's tensions and conflicts arose.