The Contemporary Middle Eastern Scene

Basic Issues and Major Trends

  • Gustav Stein
  • Udo Steinbach

Part of the Schriften des Deutschen Orient-Instituts book series (ORIENT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-8
  2. The Middle East in World Politics

  3. Economic Development, Ideological Trends and Social Evolution

  4. Religious and Cultural Elements in the Arab and Israeli Identity

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 192-192

About this book


The contributions to this volume are based on papers read at an international confer­ ence held in Hamburg in May 1978. Some of them are reprinted in their original form, others have been slightly modified in order to incorporate more recent findings. Since the overall concern is Middle Eastern development the various contributions deal with a wide range of problems. Studies on the Middle East are more often than not one-sided because of the pre­ dominating interest in the Arab-Israeli conflict and the economic factors relating to the supply of oil. At the Hamburg Conference, however, the participants concentrated main­ lyon examining such aspects of the situation as are far too often relegated to the side­ lines. In order to illustrate what those neglected topics are one should refer to two major examples: 1) the religio-cultural identity of Arabs and Israelis, 2) the tackling of political issues in Arab and Israeli literature.


Israel Policy conflict development identity politics

Editors and affiliations

  • Gustav Stein
    • 1
  • Udo Steinbach
    • 2
  1. 1.HamburgGermany
  2. 2.Deutsches Orient-InstitutHamburgFederal Republic of Germany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, Wiesbaden 1979
  • Publisher Name VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, Wiesbaden
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-322-97147-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-322-97145-6
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