1979 (Paperback)

The Year That Shaped The Modern Middle East

By David W. Lesch

Routledge, 9780813339160, 204pp.

Publication Date: August 3, 2001

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The Israeli-Palestinian peace process, the continuing US-Iraqi confrontation, the changing political dynamics in Iran, recent Pakistani-Indian hostilities and Osama bin Laden-all of these have one important common denominator: Significant strands of their origins can be traced to the tumultuous year of 1979. This text offers a new paradigm for stud.

About the Author

DAVID W. LESCH is Associate Professor of History at Trinity University in San Antonio. His publications include The Middle East and the United States: A Historical and Political Reassessment (editor, Westview Press, forthcoming third edition 2002).