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21H.621 Nation, Faith, and Gender in the Modern Middle East

Surveys the development of national, religious, and gendered identities in the Middle East during the 19th and 20th centuries. Examines European imperialism, theories of nationalism, and state formation in the successor states of the Ottoman Empire, as well as Iran. Considers national identities in light of minority, gender, and sectarian issues. Topics include Arab nationalism, Zionism, Palestinian nationalism, and regional case studies.

Region: Middle East

MIT Department: History

Contact: Belli, Meriam N.

Email: meriam@mit.edu

URL: http://student.mit.edu/catalog/search.cgi?search=21H.621

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