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The Coming Of The West

The Western world had for centuries been gradually penetrating most of the areas that had once been part of the Muslim empire, and in the latter part of the nineteenth century, in the vacuum left by the long decay and decline of the Ottoman Empire, European powers came to dominate the Middle East. Among the first Europeans to gain a foothold in the Middle East were the Venetians who, as early as the... read more
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