HIS 385 - History of the Modern “Middle East” Since 19th Century.
At least junior standing or consent of instructor. (3)
Interaction between European imperialisms and the Ottoman and Qajar dynasties; European imagination of the “Orient” and Muslims; incorporation of the region in the world economy; rise of new social classes and origins of the contemporary state system; clash of competing nationalisms and pan-national movements; transformations of traditional cultural forms, especially literature. The Arab-Israeli conflict, interconnections between Islam and politics, the recent Islamicist revival, the Iranian revolution, and recent domestic challenges confronting “Middle Eastern” states.