TITLE

Introduction

AUTHOR(S)
Sicherman, Harvey; Barnett, Tracy L.
PUB. DATE
January 2003
SOURCE
Oman;2003, pN.PAG
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Situated as it is between Africa, Europe, and the Far East, the Middle East has played a unique role in world history. Often described as the birthplace of religions (notably Judaism, Christianity, and Islam) and the cradle of civilizations (Egypt, Mesopotamia, Persia), this region and its peoples have given humanity some of its most precious possessions. At the same time, the Middle East has had more than its share of conflicts. The area is strewn with the ruins of fortifications and the cemeteries of combatants, not to speak of modern arsenals for war.
ACCESSION #
10850596

 

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