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The Modern Middle East A History,9780195167894

The Modern Middle East A History

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Pub. Date:
8/5/2004
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Oxford University Press
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Summary

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 hundredyears 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 thoseregimes 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 thathave shaped history and the debates about them that have absorbed historians.

Author Biography

James L. Gelvin is associate professor of history at the University of California, Los Angeles

Table of Contents

Vignettes and Maps vii
Acknowledgments ix
A Note on Transliteration x
Introduction: September 11 in Historical Perspective 1(8)
PART I: THE ADVENT OF THE MODERN AGE 9(60)
1 From Late Antiquity to the Dawn of a New Age
15(12)
2 Gunpowder Empires
27(8)
3 The Middle East and the Modern World System
35(12)
4 War, Diplomacy, and the New Global Balance of Power
47(13)
Documents
60(6)
Draft Treaty of Amity and Commerce between the Ottoman Empire and France, February 1535
60(1)
The Travels of Sir John Chardin into Persia and the East-Indies (1)
61 (2)
The Travels of Sir John Chardin into Persia and the East-Indies (2)
63 (3)
Suggested Readings
66(3)
PART II: THE QUESTION OF MODERNITY 69(102)
5 Defensive Developmentalism
73(15)
6 Imperialism
88(12)
7 Wasif Jawhariyyeh and the Great Nineteenth-Century Transformation
100(23)
Photo Essay: The Great Transformation
111(12)
8 The Life of the Mind
123(9)
9 Secularism and Modernity
132(7)
10 Constitutionalism
139(8)
Documents
147(20)
Commercial Convention (Balta Liman): Britain and the Ottoman Empire
147 (1)
The Hatt-i Sharif of Gulhane
148(2)
The Islahat Fermani
150(4)
The d'Arcy Oil Concession
154(3)
Algeria: Poetry of Loss
157(1)
Huda Shaarawi: A New Mentor and Her Salon for Women
158 (2)
Rifa'a Rafi' al-Tahtawi: The Extraction of Gold or an Overview of Paris
160(1)
Muhammad 'Abduh: The Theology of Unity
161(2)
Narvik Kemal: Extract from the Journal Hiirriyet
163(1)
The Supplementary Fundamental Laws of 7 October 1907
164 (3)
Suggested Readings
167(4)
PART III: WORLD WAR I AND THE MIDDLE EAST STATE SYSTEM 171(52)
11 State-Building by Decree
175(11)
12 State-Building by Revolution and Conquest
186(11)
13 The Introduction and Spread of Nationalism
197(9)
14 The Origins of the Arab-Israeli Dispute
206(9)
Documents
215(4)
Resolution of the Syrian General Congress at Damascus, 2 July 1919
215 (2)
Theodor Herzl: A Solution of the Jewish Question
217(1)
The Balfour Declaration, 2 November 1917
218(1)
Mahmud Darwish: Eleven Planets in the Last Andalusian Sky
218 (1)
Suggested Readings
219(4)
PART IV: THE CONTEMPORARY ERA 223(97)
15 State and Society in the Contemporary Middle East: An Old/New Relationship
231(16)
16 Oil
247(10)
17 The United States and the Middle East
257(11)
18 Israel, the Arab States, and the Palestinians
268(10)
19 The Iranian Revolution
278(13)
20 Islamic Political Movements
291(9)
Conclusion: The Middle East in the "Age of Globalization"
300(7)
Documents
307(11)
Speech Delivered by President Gamal 'Abd al-Nasser at Port Said on the Occasion of Victory Day on 23 December 1961
307(1)
Zakarin Tamer: Tigers on the Tenth Day
308(3)
U.N. Security Council Resolution 242
311(1)
'Ali Shari'ati: The Philosophy of History: The Story of Cain and Abel
312(2)
Ayatollah Khomeini: Islamic Government
314(1)
Sayyid Qutb: Milestones
315(3)
Suggested Readings
318(2)
Timeline 320(4)
Biographical Sketches 324 (6)
Glossary 330(9)
Credits 339(2)
Index 341


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