HIST 0371 - Problems in Middle East History

Credits: 3

How do the range of peoples living in the regions currently defined as the Middle East view their own histories, and in what ways are those views grounded in history? This course examines historical and current literature from the Middle East and by Middle Easterners living elsewhere to ascertain the relationship between today and yesterday. Students receive a solid grounding in historical methodologies shaping knowledge about this region. The course provides a basis for understanding major political developments, economic trends, and social movements of the twentieth century Middle East, moving into the twenty-first.

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