Thursday, June 30, 2022

Middle Eastern History

From the earliest civilisations to Biblical times, from the era of the Crusades to the Ottoman Empire and the founding of its modern nations, in times of peace and of conflict, the history of the Middle East is as rich and diverse as any region of the world.

Discover, in these pages, the history of some of the peoples that have made their mark in this vast and influential part of the world. Among them: the Persians, Jews, Arabs and Nabateans.

Explore through the written word, the history of the great cities of this vast region: Jerusalem, Baghdad and Damascus to name but a few.

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The Armenian Genocide and Race Extermination: How the World Responds to the Massacre of...

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Unilateral Approach to River Jordan Resource Development in 1950s

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The 1982 Israeli Invasion of Lebanon – Back Story

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History of the Veil in Early Islam: Prestige and Segregation of the Muslim Female

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British and Polish Mercenaries in 1960s Yemen

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Who was Mary Magdalene?

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