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Titans of the Middle East

Titans of the Middle East [Kindle Edition]

Simon Sebag Montefiore
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Simon Sebag Montefiore, one of our pre-eminent historians, presents the lives of some of the most influential figures in the History of the Middle East. In short profiles, spanning the centuries, he provides key insights in the characters who shaped the region, and the wider modern world. This is an exclusive ebook edition, a preview of the author's forthcoming work Titans of History.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 213 KB
  • Print Length: 56 pages
  • Publisher: Quercus (17 May 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00835ON1Q
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #12,441 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Simon Sebag Montefiore is a novelist and historian whose prizewinning books are international bestsellers, published in over 40 languages. Catherine the Great & Potemkin was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson, Duff Cooper, and Marsh Biography Prizes. Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar won the History Book of the Year Prize at the British Book Awards. Young Stalin won the Costa Biography Award (UK), the LA Times Book Prize for Biography (US), Le Grand Prix de la Biographie Politique (France) and the Kreisky Prize for Political Literature (Austria). Jerusalem: The Biography won Jewish Book of the Year Prize in the USA and was Sunday Times number one non-fiction bestseller in Britain. Titans of History was published in 2012. He is the author of the acclaimed novels, Sashenka and One Night in Winter. His next history, The Romanovs: Rise+Fall 1613-1917, will be published in 2016.
He read history at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge University where he received his Doctorate of Philosophy. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Visiting Professor at the University of Buckingham, Dr Montefiore is the presenter of 3 tv series Jerusalem (2011); Rome (2012) and now the new series on Istanbul/Constantinople/Byzantium...

Contact the author or follow him on Twitter: @simonmontefiore. For more information see:

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4.0 out of 5 stars Titans of the Middle East 25 Jun 2013
By Keith Hawton TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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A good introduction to "titans" who have influenced the development of the Middle East. Value for money but it may be better to buy the complete "Titans of History" book by the same author.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Building Historical Knowledge 20 Nov 2013
By Manfred
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Anyone who reads lots of history books will know many of the names that are found in this book. Probably, like me, they associate them with some vaguely remembered periods of time or distant places. This book provides a few dozen short portraits, each making clear why they are remembered. Put this on your tablet, read a portrait when you are waiting for an appointment, wasting time between journeys or waiting for school to come out. You will find reading these short biographies fascinating stuff. Also great for quiz buffs! Serious historians will also enjoy dipping into it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Informative Quick Read 14 Sep 2013
By Emmy88
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Great value for money. A summary of the influential figures who shaped the region. Lots of information packed in, good for a quick read, and a great taster of what's to come from Montefiore.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Rough justice 10 Aug 2013
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There isn't more than a brief run through of the stories of the Middle East. I can't see the point in publishing the hors d'oeuvres with no main course. Mohammad the prophet can't be dealt with in a short chapter.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting collection of short biographies of selected people from the Middle East 30 Mar 2014
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A collection of short biographical sketches of past or current people in the Middle East who had a significant impact. The list includes Muhammad, Muawiya, abd al-Malik, Godfrey of Bouillon, Saladin, Suleiman the Magnificent, Abbas the Great, Nadar Shah, Ibn Saud, Ben-Gurion, Kouheini, The Shah of Iran, Nasser, Sadat, Mubarak, and Kadaffi. A fascinating book well written with a lot of new and relevant information.

If you are interested in the Middle East and the people who have made it what it is today, you will find this an interesting short book.
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