Middle East

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Table of Contents

  • 80 sources in the standard version


  • Historiographical Overview and the Sasanian and Byzantine Empires in the Middle East
  • Pre-Islamic Arabia
  • Career of the Prophet
  • Era of the “Rightly Guided Caliphs”
  • The Umayyads, the Shiʿa, and the Kharijites
  • The ʿAbbasid Period to 1258
  • The Mongols and the Middle East
  • The Gunpowder Empires
  • Relations with the Wider Islamic World
  • The Rise of European Imperialism
  • World War I through World War II
  • The Middle East during the Cold War
  • From the Gulf War to the Iraq War
  • Arab Spring and Beyond