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The Modern Middle East: A History

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In the wake of 11 September 2001, there has been much talk about the inevitable clash between "East" and "West." This book presents an alternative approach to understanding the genealogy of contemporary events. By taking students and the general reader on a guided tour of the past five hundred years of Middle Eastern history, this book examines how the very forces associated with global "modernity" have shaped social, economic, cultural, and political life in the region. Beginning with the first glimmerings of the current international state and economic systems in the sixteenth century, The Modern Middle East: A History explores the impact of imperial and imperialist legacies, the great nineteenth-century transformation, cultural continuities and upheavals, international diplomacy, economic booms and busts, the emergence of authoritarian regimes, and the current challenges to those regimes on everyday life in an area of vital concern to us all.

Engagingly written, drawing from the author's own research and other studies, and stocked with maps and photographs, original documents and an abundance of supplementary materials, The Modern Middle East: A History will provide both novices and specialists with fresh insights into the events that have shaped history and the debates about them that have absorbed historians.

Table of Contents

Each part ends with Suggested Readings.


Vignettes and Maps


Acknowledgments


A Note on Transliteration


Introduction: September 11 in Historical Perspective


Part I: The Advent of the Modern Age


1. From Late Antiquity to the Dawn of a New Age


2. Gunpowder Empires


3. The Middle East and the Modern World System


4. 4. War, Diplomacy, and the New Global Balance of Power


Documents


Draft Treaty of Amity and Commerce between the Ottoman Empire and France, February 1535


The Travels of Sir John Chardin into Persia and the East-Indies (1)


The Travels of Sir John Chardin into Persia and the East-Indies (2)


Part II: The Question of Modernity


5. Defensive Developmentalism


6. Imperialism


7. Wasif Jawhariyyeh and the Great Nineteenth-Century Transformation


8. The Life of the Mind


9. Secularism and Modernity


10. Constitutionalism


Documents


Commercial Convention (Balta Liman): Britain and the Ottoman Empire


The Hatt-i Sharif of Gulhane


The Islahat Fermani


The d'Arcy Oil Concession


Algeria: Poetry of Loss


Huda Shaarawi: A New Mentor and Her Salon for Women


Rifaa Rafi al-Tahtawi: The Extraction of Gold or an Overview of Paris


Muhammad [insert ayn symbol] Abduh: The Theology of Unity


Namik Kemal: Extract from the Journal Hurriyet


The Supplementary Fundamental Laws of 7 October 1907


Part III: World War I and the Middle East State System


11. State-building by Decree


12. State-building by Revolution and Conquest


13. The Introduction and Spread of Nationalism


14. The Origins of the Arab-Israeli Dispute


Documents


Resolution of the Syrian General Congress at Damascus, 2 July 1919


Theodor Herzl: A Solution of the Jewish Question


The Balfour Declaration, 2 November 1917


Mahmud Darwish: Eleven Planets in the Last Andalusian Sky


Part IV: The Contemporary Era


15. State and Society in the Contemporary Middle East


16. Oil


17. The United States and the Middle East


18. Israel, the Arab States, and the Palestinians


19. The Iranian Revolution


20. Islamic Political Movements


Conclusion: The Middle East in the "Age of Globalization"


Documents


Speech Delivered by President Gamal Abd al-Nasser at Port Said on the Occasion of Victory Day on 23 December 1961


Zakaria Tamer: Tigers on the Tenth Day


U.N. Security Council Resolution 242


Ali Shari ati: The Philosophy of History: The Story of Cain and Abel


Ayatollah Khomeini: Islamic Government


Sayyid Qutb: Milestones


Timeline


Biographical Sketches


Glossary


Credits


Index


Product Details

ISBN:
9780195167894
Subtitle:
A History
Author:
Gelvin, James L
Author:
Gelvin, James L.
Author:
null, James L.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
Middle East
Subject:
History
Subject:
Middle East - General
Subject:
Nationalism
Subject:
History, World | Middle Eastern
Copyright:
Series Volume:
no. 01-07
Publication Date:
20040805
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
43 illus., 11 maps
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9.24x6.44x.69 in. 1.14 lbs.

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