8 Essential Books About the Middle East

Explore the region’s past and present.

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A Concise History of the Arabs

By John McHugo

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Arab Spring Then and Now

By Robert Fisk, Patrick Cockburn, Kim Sengupta and The Independent

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Ancient Egypt: Anatomy of a Civilization

By Barry J. Kemp

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Babylon: Mesopotamia and the Birth of Civilization

By Paul Kriwaczek

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Israel: A Concise History of a Nation Reborn

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The Great Arab Conquests

By Hugh Kennedy

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Islam Explained

By Ahmad Rashid Salim

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The End of Modern History in the Middle East

By Bernard Lewis