HIS 386 - International Relations of the “Middle East.”
At least junior standing or consent of instructor. (3)
Relations from the early 19th century until the present. Europe’s expansion into the Ottoman Empire; incorporation of the “Middle East” into the global economy; clash of European ideas with Islamic traditions; rise of pan-national movements; the Arab-Israeli conflict; the rise of OPEC; struggle for the Persian Gulf. Western perceptions of Muslims; international dimensions of the recent Islamicist revival; Islam as a global cultural system.