Published: September 2016
The Middle East is notoriously complex and difficult. This compact book on the topic by the University of Oxford's leading expert does not shirk the challenge.
Organized thematically, and dealing with all the pivotal issues in the region, from oil and religion, to gender and conflict, this comprehensive primer is both easy-to-read and full of insight. Stuffed with historical background, real-life examples, profiles of key figures from Nasser to Gadaffi, and even popular jokes from the area, The Middle East will captivate tourists, students, and the interested general reader alike.