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Newly revised and updated for the second decade of the twenty-first century, the third edition ofThe Modern Middle East: A Historyexplores how the forces associated with global modernity have shaped the social, economic, cultural, and political life in the region over the course of the past 500 years. Beginning with the first glimmerings of the current international state and economic systems 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 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, Third Edition, 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. New to this Edition * The Introduction and Parts III and IV have been extensively revised and updated * Chapter 20, on political Islam, has been entirely rewritten * New vignettes and document selections have been added to the text * A new, expanded, photo essay, along with new photographs, have also been added
James L. Gelvin is Professor of History at the University of California, Los Angeles. An award-winning teacher, he is the author of The Israel-Palestine Conflict: One Hundred Years of War (2005, 2007), Divided Loyalties: Nationalism and Mass Politics in Syria at the Close of Empire (1998), and numerous shorter works.
Table of Contents
|Vignettes and Maps||p. ix|
|A Note on Transliteration||p. xiii|
|New to This Edition||p. xv|
|Introduction: 9/11 in Historical Perspective||p. 1|
|The Advent of the Modern Age||p. 9|
|From Late Antiquity to the Dawn of a New Age||p. 13|
|Gunpowder Empires||p. 25|
|The Middle East and the Modern World System||p. 33|
|War, Diplomacy, and the New Global Balance of Power||p. 45|
|Evliya Chelebi: Seyahatanamé (1)||p. 58|
|Evliya Chelebi: Seyahatanamé (2)||p. 59|
|Draft Treaty of Amity and Commerce between the Ottoman Empire and France, February 1535||p. 60|
|The Travels of Sir John Chardin into Persia and the East-Indies (1)||p. 61|
|The Travels of Sir John Chardin into Persia and the East-Indies (2)||p. 64|
|Suggested Readings||p. 66|
|The Question of Modernity||p. 69|
|Defensive Developmentalism||p. 71|
|Wasif Jawhariyyeh and the Great Nineteenth-Century Transformation||p. 100|
|Photo Essay: The Great Nineteenth-Century Transformation and its Aftermath||p. 110|
|The Life of the Mind||p. 133|
|Secularism and Modernity||p. 143|
|Commercial Convention (Balta Liman): Britain and the Ottoman Empire||p. 158|
|The Hatt-i Sharif of Gulhane||p. 159|
|The Islahat Fermani||p. 161|
|The d'Arcy Oil Concession||p. 164|
|Algeria: The Poetry of Loss||p. 167|
|Huda Shaarawi: A New Mentor and Her Salon for Women||p. 169|
|Rifa'a Rafi' al-Tahtawi: The Extraction of Gold or an Overview of Paris||p. 170|
|Muhammad 'Abduh: The Theology of Unity||p. 171|
|Namik Kemal: Extract from the Journal Hürriyet||p. 173|
|The Supplementary Fundamental Law of 7 October 1907||p. 174|
|Suggested Readings||p. 177|
|World War I and the Middle East State System||p. 180|
|State-Building by Decree||p. 184|
|State-Building by Revolution and Conquest||p. 196|
|The Introduction and Spread of Nationalism||p. 208|
|The Origins of the Israeli-Palestinian Dispute||p. 217|
|Resolution of the Syrian General Congress at Damascus, 2 July 1919||p. 227|
|Theodor Herzl: A Solution of the Jewish Question||p. 228|
|The Balfour Declaration, 2 November 1917||p. 230|
|Mahmud Darwish: Eleven Planets in the Last Andalusian Sky||p. 230|
|Suggested Readings||p. 231|
|The Contemporary Era||p. 233|
|State and Society in the Contemporary Middle East: An Old/New Relationship||p. 240|
|The United States and the Middle East||p. 266|
|Israel, the Arab States, and the Palestinians||p. 283|
|The Iranian Revolution||p. 294|
|Political Islam||p. 307|
|Conclusion The Middle East in the ôAge of Globalizationö||p. 319|
|Speech Delivered by President Gamal 'Abd al-Nasser at Port-Said on the Occasion of Victory Day on 23 December 1961||p. 327|
|Zakaria Tamer: Tigers on the Tenth Day||p. 328|
|U.N. Security Council Resolution 242||p. 330|
|'Ali Shari'ati: The Philosophy of History: The Story of Cain and Abel||p. 331|
|Ayatollah Khomeini: Islamic Government||p. 333|
|Sayyid Qutb: Milestones||p. 334|
|Suggested Readings||p. 337|
|Biographical Sketches||p. 343|
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