21H.615 The Middle East in the Twentieth Century
Surveys major political, socio-economic, and cultural changes in the Middle East after 1900. Investigates the demise of the Ottoman and Qajar dynasties, the rise of new nations and nationalist identities, and the development of modern states and societies. Examines contemporary issues in historical perspective: the Arab-Israeli conflict, the Gulf War, oil and regional security, the impact of the Iranian revolution, and Islamic movements. Heavy emphasis on primary sources, such as novels and historical documents. Enrollment limited.
Region: Middle East
MIT Department: History
Contact: Der Matossian, Bedross