Introduction to the Modern Middle East

JSIS A 215/ 232
  • Quarters: Spring
  • General Education Requirements: I&S
  • Instructors: Denis Basic

Major social and political trends in the Middle East during the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. Basic principles of Islam and its diversity, changing balance of power during the early modern period; European colonialism and withdrawal; pan-Arabism, nationalism, feminism and religious resurgence.