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List of conflicts in the Near East


List of conflicts in the Near East

A geographical map showing territories commonly considered part of the Near East.

The area known as the "Near East" is usually referred to as Middle East in modern contexts. For periods predating Classical Antiquity, the common term is Ancient Near East. The Near East is generally associated with Anatolia, the Levant, Mesopotamia and to greater degree Egypt, Arabian Peninsula and Persia.


  • Ancient Near East conflicts 1
    • Bronze Age 1.1
    • Early Iron Age 1.2
  • Classic antiquity conflicts 2
    • Greco-Persian domination 2.1
    • Roman, Parthian and Sassanid domination 2.2
    • Medieval conflicts 2.3
  • Ottoman period conflicts 1453-1918 3
    • Ottoman expansion 3.1
    • Ottoman Empire period conflicts 3.2
    • Ottoman Tanzimat period 3.3
  • Post-Ottoman era conflicts 4
  • References 5
  • See also 6

Ancient Near East conflicts

Bronze Age

Early Iron Age

Note: This section is covering Iron Age I and II, Iron Age III is related as Classic Period

Classic antiquity conflicts

Greco-Persian domination

Roman, Parthian and Sassanid domination

Medieval conflicts

Ottoman period conflicts 1453-1918

Ottoman expansion

Ottoman era period conflicts 1453-1516

Ottoman Empire period conflicts

Ottoman Tanzimat period

  • First Botan uprising 1843
  • Bedr Khan Bey uprising 1843
  • Culemerg uprising 1843
  • Bedirhan Bey uprising 1847[1]
  • Yezdan Sher uprising 1855[2]

Post-Ottoman era conflicts


  1. ^ Ergil, Doğu, PKK: The Kurdistan Workers' Party, in Marianne Heiberg, Brendan O'Leary, John Tirman, eds., Terror, insurgency, and the state: ending protracted conflicts, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007, p.356
  2. ^ Chaliand, Gérard , The Kurdish tragedy, Palgrave Macmillan, 1994, p.25
  3. ^ Vanly, Ismet Chériff, The Kurds in the Soviet Union, in Philip G. Kreyenbroek, Stefan Sperl, eds., The Kurds: a contemporary overview, Routledge, 2000, p.196

See also

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