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2012-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HS 3912 - History of Modern Middle East

This course is an introduction to the history and civilization of the modern Middle East since ca. 1600. Considerable attention is devoted to the region since 1945 and to the problems and prospects of the present day. Topics covered include a brief survey of the early history of the region, the origins of Islam, the renaissance of Middle Eastern culture in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the move toward independent states in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and resurgent “Islamist” and “Pan-Arabist” ideologies of this century.