“The Middle East (editor Ellen Lust) is the most comprehensive textbook on the Middle East and its diverse countries. . . . It brings the most up-to-date data, thorough analysis, and information by leading scholars to the fingertips of ‘budding scholars’ of the region at our universities. The book is a keeper on our bookshelves for use as a reference material.”
“Written by a group of well-known experts and researchers who have diligently worked and updated the book since its first edition to include the most important features of state, polity, and governance in [the] Middle East and North Africa . . . This book is equally useful for instructors and students.”
“Excellent in-depth look at Middle Eastern history, society, culture, economics, [and] politics.”
“The Saladin of basic Middle Eastern textbooks.”
“I reviewed many texts when developing my course, and I’ve been happy with my choice of Lust’s The Middle East. It is comprehensive in its coverage and balanced in its treatment of disputed or politically sensitive topics.”
“A well-written text accessible to students at the all levels and with varied levels of preparedness for a comparative politics or areas studies course.”
“Written by a group of distinguished academics, the Middle East provides an insightful review of the region’s complex politics from a comparative perspective.”
Comprehensive text and expert contributors.