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Crossroads of War

A Historical Atlas of the Middle East

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$35.00 • £28.95 • €31.50

ISBN 9780674598492

Publication Date: 11/03/2014

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224 pages

8-1/2 x 11 inches

130 color maps, 40 images

Belknap Press

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Ian Barnes was Emeritus Chair of the Department of History at the University of Derby and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

Malise Ruthven is a former editor with the BBC Arabic Service and World Service in London and is the author of Islam in the World and Islam: A Very Short Introduction.

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