The Modern Middle East



The Modern Middle East 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.

  • Paperback
  • 357 pages
  • The Modern Middle East
  • James L. Gelvin
  • English
  • 20 March 2018
  • 0195167899

About the Author: James L. Gelvin

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10 thoughts on “The Modern Middle East

  1. says:

    This is a brisk and pretty informative introductory survey of the history of the Middle East, in which Gelvin attempts to explain contemporary events in the region by looking at how two key forces of modernity have shaped it The first is global capitalism the second, the system of nation states It s probably unfair to criticise him for simplifying certain things, or omitting particular events, when trying to write a book of this scope on this scale Some things just have to be left out Howev This is a brisk and pretty informative introductory survey of the history of the Middle East, in which Gelvin attempts to explain contemporary events in the region by looking at how two key forces of modernity have shaped it The first is global capitalism the second, the system of nation states It s probably unfair to criticise him for simplify...

  2. says:

    An excellent review of the impact of European imperial powers on the Middle East Scholarly language, well referenced but easily readable by non specialists

  3. says:

    Horrible Not chronological and thus hard to follow for those unfamiliar with the historical events covered.

  4. says:

    Not necessarily great history, a lot of unproven theories thrown around, but a decent introduction to the formation of the region in the past few hundred years.

  5. says:

    Great school text

  6. says:

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  7. says:

    i mean, v informative, v historical

  8. says:

    Studying the Middle East is not always easy Depending on the book you read, the bias can be very strong For those that really want to know the truth and see how the Middle East grew and developed historically, one needs a book that can show the good, the bad, and the downright ugly James L Gelvin s The Modern Middle East is one book history lovers need to read.This book does not spend an exorbitant time on ancient history, but it does give it over twenty pages of discussion From there, the Studying the Middle East is not always easy Depending on the book you read, the bias can be very strong For those that really want to know the truth and see how the Middle East grew and developed historically, one needs a book that can show the good, the bad, and the downrigh...

  9. says:

    A wonderful history of the Middle East So clearly written and explained, and while not always totally chronological, it follows a pattern which makes sense in terms of the events going on Gelvin begins back in the last century of Ottoman rule, taking us through the several reform efforts in the 19th century culminating in the early 20th century revolutions and then the complete dismantling of the empire post WWI Then things get even crazier with the carving up of the Middle East Most interes A wonderful history of the Middle East So clearly written and explained, and while not always totally chronological, it follows a pattern which makes sense in terms of the events going on Gelvin begins back in the last century of Ottoman rule, taking us through the several reform efforts in the 19th century culminating in the early 20th century revolutions and then the complete dismantling of the empire post WWI Then things get even crazier with the carving up of the Middle East Most interesting to me at this point were the different mandates and protectorates, something which Gelvin goes into wonderful detail explaining, which was nice with my limited history of the topic He deftly takes us through Arab nationalism, the cold war powers, the Arab Israeli Conflict, the late 20th century rise of Islam, oil as a strategic commodity, and the US involvement in the region over the past three decades It s such a broad topic,...

  10. says:

    Approximate From the Middle Ages to the contemporary history of the Middle East is impossible to write in less than 400 pages An author and historian for widely distributed, but a thesis that would be rejected, because it does not correctly quotes Talk to other authors without the references It does not explain the events at every turn, and often said Four, three, two, seven, etc, causes or events favored that event Never go deeper, which is the most important issue in History Sure o Approximate From the Middle Ages to the contemporary history of the Middle East is impossible to write in less than 400 pages An author and historian for widely distributed, but a thesis that would be rejected, because it does not correctly quotes Talk ...

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