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Reviews of The History of the Middle East: A Compilation

The Arabs: A Short History by Heinz Halm

“This book is wide in scope and range, both historically and geographically, covering the Arab peoples . . . from their pre-Islamic origins and the first recorded use of the term ‘Arab’ to today’s troubles in Iraq and Palestine. Halm does a marvelous job of condensing over 1,000 years of history. Written for a general audience.”
Library Journal

Neue Zürcher Zeitung

The Ottoman Empire: A Short History by Suraiya Faroqhi

“Suraiya Faroqhi . . . gives us a concise overview of the current state of Ottoman studies . . . in an enlightening and most readable way.”
— Asian Affairs

“A fine introduction to this historical entity, deftly translated from the original German by Shelley Frisch.”
Midwest Book Review

Iran: A Short History by Monika Gronke

Iran: A Short History helps us understand why mullahs rule today where for centuries emperors, Khans, and kings of kings were in charge.”
Berliner Morgenpost

“This book is a top pick . . . to promote a greater understanding of Iran.”
Midwest Book Review