This course will review the emergence of the modern Middle East from the fall of the Ottoman Empire, at the end of the First World War to the present. We will discuss the Ottoman legacy in the region and the Western imperial impact on the creation of the Arab state system. The course will review the rise and retreat of Arab nationalism, the problems of internal cohesion of the Arab states, issues of religion and state, and the evolution of Islamist politics. We will also focus on the evolution of the Arab-Israeli conflict and its impact on the region and will conclude with an in depth analysis of the “Arab Spring” by placing these contemporary revolutionary events in their historical context.
The Emergence of the Modern Middle East - Part ITel Aviv University
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
Modernity, Tradition and the Age of Reform
The Rise of Nationalism; The Demise of Empire
The Creation of the Middle East State System
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TOP REVIEWS FROM THE EMERGENCE OF THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST - PART I
I really like the professor and his narration, quite engaging and interesting course. The only suggestion I have is to improve the quizzes with more analytical rather than fact-based questions.
Very informative, well-paced and objective course. Even more beneficial as it is the sole comprehensive course on the subject in the internet.
Very informative - a real eye-opener. The provided PDF materials are excellent and really help to follow the lectures. The many graphics significantly enhance the course.
This course provided me exactly the level of detail and information I was hoping for regarding an understanding of the history of the middle east.
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