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HIST350 - History of the Middle East

 

This course examines Middle Eastern history from the era of Suleyman the Magnificent, the 16th-century Ottoman sultan, to the late 20th century. It traces the roots of current Middle Eastern politics to social changes-- as the region lost its pivotal role in the world economy in the 19th century but gained oil wealth-- and to the political aftershocks of colonial occupation a century ago. Themes include the emergence off dictatorship and violence in politics during the 20th century, and especially the conflicts centered on the emergence of Israel; the rise of new political ideologies, nationalism, liberalism, and Islamism; the rise of women’s rights movements, and the reasons that political conflict has come to center on women’s status; and the polarization of rich and poor classes that continues to destabilize domestic politics. (Prerequisite - HIST300/HS334 for History and Military History majors only).

 

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Schedule of Classes

Registration Dates Course Dates Session
07/30/18 - 01/04/19 01/07/19 - 03/03/19 Winter 2019 Session B - 8 Week session
09/24/18 - 03/01/19 03/04/19 - 04/28/19 Winter 2019 Session D - 8 Week session
11/26/18 - 05/03/19 05/06/19 - 06/30/19 Spring 2019 Session I - 8 Week session

Course Materials

Previous Syllabi

Book Title: To find the library e-book(s) req'd for your course, please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the eReserve by course #. You must be logged in to eCampus first to access the links.
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Book Title: A History of the Modern Middle East, 5th ed - e-book available in the APUS Online Library; hard copy not available from the APUS Bookstore, please try other sources.
ISBN: 9780813348339
Publication Info: Westview Press
Author: Cleveland
Unit Cost: $51.75
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Book Title: Revolutionary Iran: A History of the Islamic Republic, 1st Ed. - e-book available in the APUS Online Library
ISBN: 9780199322268
Publication Info: Oxford University Press
Author: Axworthy
Unit Cost: $25.41
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Book Title: The Crusades Through Arab Eyes - e-book available in the APUS Online Library; hard copy not available from the APUS Bookstore, please try other sources.
ISBN: 9780863560231
Publication Info: Saqi Books
Author: Maalouf
Unit Cost: $24.25
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