This volume is designed to place in context the passionate controversies and emotional attachments of the two billion people who live, study, work, love, and die in the Middle East and South Asia. Understanding these regions means more than annually-updated details of the governments, politics, cultures, and economies of the twenty-four nations and assorted territories. Special chapters address significant issues of continuing international importance, including access to water, the role of oil, and the 2011 Arab spring. Both regions, after all, contain types of people misunderstood and often intensely disliked by others. Where religion intrudes on politicsathe Afghan Taliban oppose educating girls, Hindu fanatics rampage in India, Iranian militiamen shoot demonstrators, Islamic extremists impose sharia, and Jewish Ultra-Orthodox send women to the back of the busareaders bombarded with superficial news bites and slanted reporting might never sense the other accomplishments of these same societies. Islamic charities and societies bring relief to the impoverished, Israelas scholars win Nobel prizes, and most Indians cherish long-standing religious toleration. The author of this volume attempts to let the reader draw conclusions from the evidence.... Ph.D. Canada 2014-2015 30th Edition Wayne C. Thompson, Ph.D. East and Southeast Asia 2014-2015 47th Edition Steven A. Leibo, Ph.D. Latin America 2014-2015 48th Edition Robert T. Buckman, Ph.D. The Middle East and South Asia 2014-2015 48th Edition Malcolm ... Education / Reference / Middle Eastern Studies.
|Title||:||The Middle East and South Asia 2014|
|Publisher||:||Rowman & Littlefield - 2014-08-21|