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HST 240: The History of the Modern Middle East, 1798 - Present

This class is no longer offered as of Winter 2019.

This course provides an introduction to the history of the modern Middle East from the end of the eighteenth century to the present, focusing on the territories of the Ottoman Empire and its successor states. Major topics and themes will include Ottoman and Islamic institutions, the decline of the Ottoman and Persian empires and the rising influence of European powers, the emergence of Arab nationalism, the origins and development of the Arab-Israeli conflict, the emergence of radical Islamic movements and contemporary events.

Level I Prereq: Academic Reading and Writing Levels of 6

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