2023-2024 Catalog

HIST 209 The Middle East (1700-2003): Empires, Nations, East" and "West""

This course studies the Middle East from the 18th through early 20th century. The goal of the course is to provide a survey of the political, social and cultural movements of this region over the course of three hundred years. How do we define the Middle East? What role did Europe play in the early modern Middle East? What did "modernizing" leaders aim to do in Egypt, Iran and Turkey? What roles has the U.S. played in the Middle East since WWI?