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History 252. The Modern Middle East 1800-1992

Surveys the history of the Middle East from 1800-1992. Major themes in the 19th century include the internal reform efforts under Ottoman and Egyptian regimes; European military, political, economic, and cultural intervention; the evolution of new paradigms in politics and society; and the emergence of Islamic modernist and reform intellectuals and movements.

In the 20th century, this course will focus on the rise of nationalism; World War I and the partition of the region; the settlement and establishment of Israel; independence movements and the establishment of nationalist states; globalization and industrialization; Islamic social and political movements; the Arab-Israeli conflict; and European and American intervention in the post-colonial period.