The Making of the Modern Middle East

The Making of the Modern Middle East: A Personal History

History , Middle Eastern History
Paperback Published on: 14/09/2023
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Jeremy Bowen, the International Editor of the BBC, has been covering the Middle East since 1989 and is uniquely placed to explain its complex past and its troubled present. In The Making of the Modern Middle East - in part based on his acclaimed podcast, 'Our Man in the Middle East' - Bowen takes us on a journey across the Middle East and through its history. He meets ordinary men and women on the front line, their leaders, whether brutal or benign, and he explores the power games that have so often wreaked devastation on civilian populations as those leaders, whatever their motives, jostle for political, religious and economic control. With his deep understanding of the political, cultural and religious differences between countries as diverse as Erdogan's Turkey, Assad's Syria and Netanyahu's Israel and his long experience of covering events in the region, Bowen offers readers a gripping and invaluable guide to the modern Middle East, how it came to be and what its future might hold.

  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9781509890934
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Weight: 282g
  • Dimensions: 197 x 131 x 27 mm

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The Making of the Modern Middle East
Written in a hurry?
I’d expected this to be good but am finding it very hard-going. It is full of biased opinion, sweeping statements and is badly-written to boot. I suppose I... READ MORE
Jemina Lewis
The Making of the Modern Middle East
A forensic analysis.
What a detailed history and interesting analysis of the complex problems that afflict this troubles torn part of the world. It is particularly relevant at... READ MORE
Ellen Phillips