Custom Sourcebook: Middle East

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Table of Contents

80 sources in the standard version


  1. Historiographical Overview and the Sasanian and Byzantine Empires in the Middle East
  2. Pre-Islamic Arabia
  3. Career of the Prophet
  4. Era of the “Rightly Guided Caliphs”
  5. The Umayyads, the Shiʿa, and the Kharijites
  6. The ʿAbbasid Period to 1258
  7. The Mongols and the Middle East
  8. The Gunpowder Empires
  9. Relations with the Wider Islamic World
  10. The Rise of European Imperialism
  11. World War I through World War II
  12. The Middle East during the Cold War
  13. From the Gulf War to the Iraq War
  14. Arab Spring and Beyond