The Modern Middle East

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Psychology Press, 2005 - 344 pàgines

This groundbreaking contribution to a more comprehensive view of the region in a post-September 11th world, is the first introductory textbook on the modern Middle East to focus on the urban, rural, cultural and women's histories of the region over its political and economic history. Distancing himself from more modernizationist approaches, the author is concerned with the ideological question of whom we investigate in the past rather than how we investigate the past.

Ilan Pappé begins his narrative at the end of the First World War with the Ottoman heritage, and concludes at the end of the twentieth century with the political discourse of Islam.

The Modern Middle East:

  • includes a carefully argued introduction which discusses the methodology used in the textbook
  • provides a thematic and comparative approach to the region, helping students to see the peoples of the Middle East and the developments that affect their lives as part of a larger world
  • includes insights gained from new historiographical trends and takes a critical approach to conventional state- and nation-centred historiographies
  • includes case studies, debates, maps, photos, an up-to-date bibliography and a glossarial index.

Accessible and original, The Modern Middle East is essential introductory reading for students on history or politics courses, as well as for journalists and those working in the region.

 

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A readable textbook, with a good analysis of the impact of colonialism, and the incomplete progress by member states through the expected stages of economic and social development following the influx of technology from the European 'powers'. Llegeix la ressenya completa

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The Shuneh Arab refugee camp at the time of the creation of the state
1
Alternative views?
9
Israel
14
Political history
15
An oil worker checks pipes at Dora Refinery in Baghdad Iraq
38
Economic history
39
The Hejaz railway or former Pilgrim Line from Mecca to Damascus
58
The rural history of the Middle East in the twentieth century
59
music dance and poetry
163
The Khalid Shoman Private Collection
171
The cover of Palace Walk
182
The history of the written word
183
Two men read copies of newspapers in Algiers 1926
186
Scene from Lion of the Desert 1981
206
Theatre cinema radio and television
207
A woman doctor and patient at the womens clinic at the Palestinian Baqaa refugee camp
222

A cotton field between Sagha and Kafr elSheikh Egypt 1932
67
The Aswan High Dam under construction 1963
89
A shepherd and his flock
100
A public execution of Druze during the Druze Rebellion of 19256 in Damascus
112
Urban history
113
An Iraqi port worker looks out of a factory window in Umm Qasr Iraq 2003
116
Nurses at the entrance to the American University hospital in Beirut Lebanon
121
Frank Lloyd Wrights plan for an opera house
146
A slum area of Cairo
157
The Darat alFunun
162
Histories of Middle Eastern women
223
Video cover of the film The Silences of the Palace
267
Two men fish in the sea in front of the new Bibliotheca Alexandrina
268
The many faces of Islam in the twentyfirst century
269
An early advertisement highlighting the delights of Bisacara Biskra Algeria
284
AlJazeera television station
290
Notes
303
Bibliography
320
Picture credits
333
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