Defining Documents in World History: The Middle East (141 BCE-2017 CE)

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2 Volumes
800 Pages
80 Essays
80 Primary Source Documents
Time Line
General Bibliography & Subject Index
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ISBN: 978-1-68217-702-0
# of Pages: 800
# of Volumes: 2
Print List Price: $295

Defining Documents in World History:
The Middle East (141 B.C.E.-2017 C.E.)

The Middle East is the site of the first great civilizations in history. Today, it remains one of the most significant regions of the world for a variety of political, economic, and religious reasons. This new 2-volume set spans the history of the region and includes a variety of documents from several eras including: 


  • Book of the Cave of Treasures (ca. 500-600)
  • Qur'an (ca. 610 632)
  • Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Isreal (1948)
  • Osama bin Laden: Declaration of Jihad Against Americans (1996)
  • Benjamin Netanyaju: Address to AIPAC (2016)

The Document chapters include the primary source document, often reproduced in its entirety, the Summary Overview, Defining Moment, Author Biography, Document Analysis, and Essential Themes.