Series wrap-up; Lebanon's social and political history.
Turkey and Saudi Arabia adapt differently to Western influence.
Political and religious turmoil in Iraq and Iran.
An Israeli and a Palestinian discuss the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Egypt and Algeria struggle for independence.
Oil development brings wealth to some countries.
Ancient culture survives in a technological age.
Sectarian conflicts have political consequences.
Autocracy, democracy and other forms of government.
Western nationalism affects Middle East politics.
Impact of patriarchal societies on women's roles.
A history of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
Some aspects of Western society have origins in Islamic culture.
Geography affects the history of Arabs, Jews, Iranians and Turks.