In this much-needed and enlightening book Halliday debunks one hundred of the most commonly misconstrued 'facts' concerning the Middle East - in the political, cultural, social and historical spheres.
He gets to the heart of each matter in a straightforward and simple manner that illuminates the issues without compromising their underlying complexities.
The Israel-Palestine crisis, the Iran-Iraq war, the US-led Gulf invasions, the Afghan-Soviet conflict and other significant milestones in modern Middle East history come under scrutiny here, with conclusions that will surprise and enlighten many for going so seemingly and persuasively against the grain of commonly held (mis)perceptions.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 269 pages
- Publisher: Saqi Books
- Publication Date: 10/03/2005
- Category: Middle Eastern history
- ISBN: 9780863565298