The Modern Middle East and North Africa: A History in Documents

Paperback | August 28, 2013

EditorJulia Clancy-Smith, Charles Smith

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Utilizing a mix of documents - including photographs, posters, diaries, diplomatic records, archival sources, and literary works - The Modern Middle East and North Africa: A History in Documents is structured around an underlying theme of unity in diversity. This theme helps to offsetstudents' stereotypical image of the Middle East and North Africa as an undifferentiated, monolithic, and unchanging part of the world inhabited mainly by terrorists and religious fanatics. Compiled and edited by two prominent historians, Julia Clancy-Smith and Charles Smith, the book's approach offers a compromise between conventional political and diplomatic histories and those focusing on social and cultural history. The authors demonstrate how the Middle East and North Africa haveparticipated in and shaped the grand currents of global history during the past two centuries. Headnotes, extended captions, sidebars, introductory essays, and a robust photo program (including a documentary picture essay devoted to women and gender) provide an essential context framing thedocuments.

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Utilizing a mix of documents - including photographs, posters, diaries, diplomatic records, archival sources, and literary works - The Modern Middle East and North Africa: A History in Documents is structured around an underlying theme of unity in diversity. This theme helps to offsetstudents' stereotypical image of the Middle East and...

Julia Clancy-Smith is Professor of History at the University of Arizona. She is the author of Mediterraneans: North Africa and Europe in an Age of Migration (2011), which won two book awards, and Rebel and Saint: Muslim Notables, Populist Protest, Colonial Encounters (Algeria and Tunisia,1800-1904) (1994), which received three book awa...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.68 inPublished:August 28, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195338278

ISBN - 13:9780195338270

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Note on TransliterationHow to Read a DocumentIntroduction: The Middle East and North Africa: Encounters with Modernity1. The Middle East and North Africa: European Imperialism, c. 1750 - 19142. Between Old and New: Reforming State and Society, c. 1750 - 19143. World War I and its Aftermath, c. 1914 - 19234. Picture Essay: Portrayals: Women, Work, School, War, and Peace, c. 1800 - Present5. From the Great War to World War Two, c. 1923 - 19506. Strugles for Independence and New Forms of Political Community, c. 1950 - 19807. Unknown Destinies, c. 1980 - PresentEpilogue: The Arab SpringGlossaryTimelineFurther ReadingWebsitesText CreditsPicture CreditsIndex