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Middle Eastern History

Internet Sites

Encyclopaedia Iranica
Compiled by internationally renowned scholars of Iranian studies, this site is dedicated to the study of Iranian civilization in the Middle East, the Caucasus, Central Asia and the Indian Subcontinent.
Foundation for Middle East Peace
The FMEP is a nonprofit organization that promotes peace between Israel and Palestine and provides information on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Guide to the Mideast Peace Process
Produced by the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this site describes the history of Arab-Israeli peace negotiations from the Israeli perspective.
Gulf War: An In-Depth Examination of the 1990-1991 Persian Gulf Crisis
PBS offers "a comprehensive and critical analysis of the 1990-1991 war in which more than one million troops faced off against each other in the deserts of the Gulf states. . . . 'The Gulf War' deconstructs what really happened, how it happened and why." - Intro. The major subject divisions are oral history, war stories, and weapons & technology.
Islam: Empire of Faith
Designed to accompany the PBS production of the same name, this well designed site aims "to present as broad a portrait of Islamic art and culture as possible, in order to show the great diversity as well as the fundamental unity of Islamic civilization." - About. Faith, culture, innovation and profiles comprise the major areas of consideration. A timeline and K-12 lesson plans are included.
Israeli - Palestinian Conflict
Sponsored by the Peninsula Library System (San Mateo County, California), Conflict is a gateway to a select number of high quality Web sites offering thoughtful commentaries and background information on the Middle East. All viewpoints are represented. Recommended for students seeking a balanced introduction to the complex issues and history of this region.
The Electronic Intifada
This site publishes news, commentary, analysis, and reference materials about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict from a Palestinian perspective.

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