The Modern Middle East: A History by James L. GelvinThe Modern Middle East: A History by James L. Gelvin

The Modern Middle East: A History

byJames L. Gelvin

Paperback | June 2, 2015

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Extensively revised and updated in the wake of the Arab uprisings, the changes that they fostered, and the fault lines that they exposed, the fourth edition of The Modern Middle East explores how the forces associated with global modernity have shaped the social, economic, cultural, andpolitical life in the region over the course of the past 500 years. Beginning in the sixteenth century, this book examines the impact of imperial and imperialist legacies, the great nineteenth-century transformation, cultural continuities and upheavals, international diplomacy, economic booms andbusts, and the emergence of and resistance to authoritarian regimes. Engagingly written, drawing from the author's own research and other studies, and enriched with maps and photographs, original documents, and an abundance of supplementary materials, this text provides students with fresh insightsinto the events and debates that have shaped history and absorbed historians.
James L. Gelvin is Professor of History at the University of California, Los Angeles. An award-winning teacher, he is the author of The Arab Uprisings: What Everyone Needs to Know (2015), The Israel-Palestine Conflict: One Hundred Years of War (2014), Divided Loyalties: Nationalism and Mass Politics in Syria at the Close of Empire (199...
Title:The Modern Middle East: A HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:June 2, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Vignettes and MapsAcknowledgmentsA Note on TransliterationNew to this EditionIntroductionPart I THE ADVENT OF THE MODERN AGE1. From Late Antiquity to the Dawn of a New Age2. Gunpower Empires3. The Middle East and the Modern World System4. War, Diplomacy, and the New Global Balance of PowerDocuments:Evliya Chelebi: Seyahatanam (1)Evliya Chelebi: Seyahatanam (2)Draft Treaty of Amity and Commerce between the Ottoman Empire and France, February 1535The Travels of Sir John Chardin into Persia and the East-Indies (1)The Travels of Sir John Chardin into Persia and the East-Indies (2)Suggested ReadingsPart II THE QUESTION OF MODERNITY5. Defensive Developmentalism6. Imperialism7. Wasif Jawhariyyeh and the Great Nineteenth-Century TransformationPhoto Essay: The Great Nineteenth-Century Transformation and its Aftermath8. The Life of the Mind9. Secularism and Modernity10. ConstitutionalismDocuments:Commercial Convention (Balta Liman): Britain and the Ottoman EmpireThe Hatt-i Sharif of GulhaneThe Islahat FermaniThe d'Arcy Oil ConcessionAlgeria: The Poetry of LossHuda Shaarawi: A New Mentor and Her Salon for WomenRifaca Rafic al-Tahtawi: The Extraction of Gold or an Overview of ParisMuhammad cAbduh: The Theology of UnityNamik Kemal: Extract from the Journal HrriyetThe Supplementary Fundamental Law of 7 October 1907Suggested ReadingsPart III WAR I AND THE MIDDLE EAST STATE SYSTEM 18011. State-Building by Decree12. State-Building by Revolution and Conquest13. The Invention and Spread of Nationalisms14. The Israeli-Palestinian ConflictDocuments:An Arab Soldier in the Ottoman ArmyResolution of the Syrian General Congress at Damascus, 2 July 1919Theodor Herzl: A Solution of the Jewish QuestionThe Balfour Declaration, 2 November 1917Mahmud Darwish: Eleven Planets in the Last Andalusian SkySuggested ReadingsPart IV THE CONTEMPORARY ERA15. The Autocratic State16. Oil17. The United States and the Middle East18. Rebellion19. The Arab UprisingsConclusion The End of an Era?Documents:Speech Delivered by President Gamal Abd al-Nasser at Port-Said on the Occasion of Victory Day on 23 December 1961Zakaria Tamer: Tigers on the Tenth DayAli Sharicati: The Philosophy of History: The Story of Cain and AbelAyatollah Khomeini: Islamic GovernmentSayyid Qutb: Milestones"Statement of the April 6 Movement Regarding the Demands of the Youth and the Refusal to Negotiate with any Side"Yassir al-Manawahly, "The International Monetary Fund"Suggested ReadingsTimelineBiographical SketchesGlossaryCreditsIndex

Editorial Reviews

"The Modern Middle East is by far the best textbook for introductory and survey courses. In a humorous and conversational style, it offers a substantial analytical and interpretive framework, not just a litany of dry facts that most students will likely forget after their exams. The bookaccomplishes two objectives at once: it teaches students how to think about history and it introduces them to many of the key issues of the modern Middle East." --Joel Beinin, Stanford University