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Crossroads of War

A Historical Atlas of the Middle East

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ISBN 9780674598492

Publication Date: 11/03/2014

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224 pages

8-1/2 x 11 inches

130 color maps, 40 images

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  • Introduction
    • Geography of the Middle East
  • Ancient Times
    • First Towns, Cities, and Armies
    • Mesopotamia and Sargon the Great c. 2279 BCE
    • Babylonian Empire c. 2000–1500 BCE
    • Hittite Empire
    • Egypt’s New Kingdom c. 1550–1077 BCE
    • The Sea Peoples
    • Battle of Megiddo 1457 BCE
    • Battle of Kadesh 1275 BCE
    • States and Kingdoms 1500–c. 700 BCE
    • The Assyrian Empire
    • The Assyrian Empire under Tiglath-Pileser and the Struggle for Egypt 674–663 BCE
    • Nebuchadnezzar and New Babylon 625–539 BCE
    • Darius I and the Persian Empire c. 520 BCE
    • Xenophon and the Ten Thousand
    • Alexander of Macedon 356–323 BCE
    • Diadochi—Alexander’s Warring Successors
    • Pompey and the Arrival of Rome
    • Battle of Carrhae 53 BCE
    • First Jewish Revolt 66–74 CE
    • Siege of Jerusalem 70 CE
    • The Parthian Wars
    • Rome’s Eastern Borders 114–627 CE
    • Bar Kokhba Revolt 132–136 CE
    • The Sassanian Empire 224–651 CE
    • Palmyra and the East 260–273 CE
    • Trade Routes and their Protectors
  • Biblical Interlude
    • Hebrew Assault on Canaan
    • Struggles of the Judges
    • Saul, King of Israel c. 1021–1000 BCE
    • King David
    • Solomon’s Empire
    • Shoshenk’s Campaign in Palestine c. 925 BCE
    • Omri’s Dynasty
    • Jewish Renaissance
    • Assyrian Attacks
    • Maccabean Revolt 167–160 BCE
    • Hasmonean Expansion
    • Herod
  • Clash of Faiths
    • Armenia and the Battle of Avarayr 451 CE
    • The Middle East at the Dawn of Islam
    • Islam and Arab Conquests 632–718
    • Battle of Yarmuk 636
    • The Saljuq Turks
    • Battle of Manzikert 1071
    • Christian Crusades and Crusader Kingdoms 1095–1270
    • Saladin’s Campaigns 1173–85
    • Horns of Hattin 1187
    • Battle of Arsuf 1191
    • Sunnis, Shi‘ites, and Khariji 660–c. 1000
    • The Mongols and Ayn Jalut 1260
    • Mamluk Power
    • Timur the Lame’s Dominions 1370–1405
    • Spoils of War—the Command of Trade Routes 712–1300
    • Ottoman Expansion 1328–1672
    • Struggle for Persia 1501–1785
    • Ottoman Decline
    • Rise of the Saudi State 1902–1929
  • European Intervention
    • Napoleon’s Egyptian Adventures 1798–1801
    • Muhammad Ali Pasha’s Wars—Egyptian Expansion 1805–47
    • Arabi Pasha and British Intervention in Egypt 1882
    • The Dream of Israel
    • World War I—The Gallipoli Campaign 1915–1916
    • Palestine Front 1914–17
    • Mesopotamian Front 1914–18
    • Sykes-Picot Plan—Dividing the Ottoman Empire May 1916
    • T. E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt 1916–18
    • The Road to Damascus 1917–18
    • Treaty of Lausanne and League of Nation Mandates 1923
    • The Arab Rising 1936–37
    • Iraq, Syria, and Persia April–September, 1941
    • El Alamein II 1942
  • Technology and Society
    • Aliyah 1945–48
    • The First Arab–Israeli War 1948
    • The Fate of the Palestinians 1948
    • Suez—War of Collusion
    • Six-Day War—Israel and the Arabs 1967
    • Oil Power
    • The October War 1973
    • Israel in Lebanon and Gaza 1982–2012
    • Regional Fault Lines
    • Iran–Iraq War 1980–88
    • Gulf War 1990–91 (Operation Desert Storm)
    • Second Gulf War 2003–11
    • Arab Spring
  • Bibliography
  • Glossary
  • Index
  • Acknowledgements

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