The Modern Middle East from the 18th Century to the Present - Session D

History N109C

Summer 2015
Second 6 Week Session
Day & Time: 
MTuWTh 10-12P

This course surveys the key processes, events and personalities that have shaped the societies, states and economies of the Middle East since the 18th century. It is designed to help contextualize current developments, to identify various interpretative frameworks for approaching history in general and for understanding the Middle East in particular, and to acquaint students with a variety of useful sources ranging from film to specialized academic articles. Students are expected to attend every class to hear the lecture, ask questions and participate in discussion.

Course Books

Palestine and the Arab-Israeli Conflict: A History with Documents by Smith, Charles D. Bedford/St. Martin's. ISBN: 978-1457613487 Required
The Modern Middle East: A History by Gelvin, James L. Oxford University Press. ISBN: 978-0199766055 Required
The Ottoman Empire, 1700-1922 by Quataert, Donald Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 978-0521547826 Required