"A lively, involving text." -- -Midwest Book Review
"An eminently readable and comprehensive text that gives an accurate and analytical account of Near East history." -- -Lawrence Davidson, West Chester University Praise for earlier editions
"An invaluable introduction and a useful reference book." -- -Journal of Palestine Studies
"Excellent. Nice active voice, engaging, comprehensive, balanced. Particularly the coverage on early Islam." -- -Gina Cirali, Fordham University
"The best single source I have found to introduce undergraduates to the Middle East." -- -Geraldine Forbes, State University of New York at Oswego
"This excellent history provides an informative and balanced background." -- -Booknotes
"Well organized... Straightforward and easy to follow." -- -Choice
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About the Author
Arthur Goldschmidt Jr., is Professor Emeritus of Middle East History at Pennsylvania State University. He is (with Lawrence Davidson) the author of A Concise History of the Middle East, Eighth Edition, and is the author as well of Modern Egypt: Foundation of a Nation-State, Second Edition. He is the recipient of the Amoco Foundation Award for Outstanding Teaching and the 2000 Middle East Studies Association Mentoring Award. Lawrence Davidson is Professor of History at West Chester University. He is the author of several books, including America's Palestine and Islamic Fundamentalism.