2012-2013 Catalog 
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2012-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIST 056 CM - The Middle East: From the Ottomans to the Present

A survey of the social, political, and economic history of Islamic societies since ca.1500. Beginning with an examination of the Turkic “gunpowder empires,” the course then explores the ways in which capitalist market economies, European penetration, and nation building projects transformed the region during the 19th and 20th centuries. Subjects include state and society under the Ottomans, Safavids, and Mughals; colonialism and imperialism, capitalism and the integration of the region into the world system; responses to the West; the territorial settlement of the Middle East and the emergence of the Mandate System after the first World War; nationalism; the question of Palestine; and the modern revival of Islamic movements.

Offered: Every spring

Credit: 1

Course Number: HIST056 CM