The Modern Middle East: A History / Edition 2

The Modern Middle East: A History / Edition 2

by James L. Gelvin
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195327594

ISBN-13: 9780195327595

Pub. Date: 08/29/2007

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Newly revised and updated to explain events that have occurred since the American occupation of Iraq, the second edition of The Modern Middle East: A History explores 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

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Newly revised and updated to explain events that have occurred since the American occupation of Iraq, the second edition of The Modern Middle East: A History explores 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195327595
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/29/2007
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Vignettes and Maps v

Acknowledgments vii

A Note on Transliteration viii

Introduction: 9/11 in Historical Perspective 1

Part I The Advent of the Modern Age 9

1 From Late Antiquity to the Dawn of a New Age 15

2 Gunpowder Empires 27

3 The Middle East and the Modern World System 35

4 War, Diplomacy, and the New Global Balance of Power 47

Documents 60

Draft Treaty of Amity and Commerce between the Ottoman Empire and France, February 1535 60

The Travels of Sir John Chardin into Persia and the East-Indies (1) 61

The Travels of Sir John Chardin into Persia and the East-Indies (2) 63

Suggested Readings 66

Part II The Question of Modernity 69

5 Defensive Developmentalism 73

6 Imperialism 88

7 Wasif Jawhariyyeh and the Great Nineteenth-Century Transformation 100

Photo Essay: The Great Transformation 111

8 The Life of the Mind 123

9 Secularism and Modernity 132

10 Constitutionalism 139

Documents 147

Commercial Convention (Balta Liman): Britain and the Ottoman Empire 147

The Hatt-i Sharif of Gulhane 148

The Islahat Fermani 150

The d'Arcy Oil Concession 154

Algeria: Poetry of Loss 157

Huda Shaarawi: A New Mentor and Her Salon for Women 158

Rifa'a Rafi' al-Tahtawi: The Extraction of Gold or an Overview of Paris 160

Muhammad 'Abduh: The Theology of Unity 161

Namik Kemal: Extract from the Journal Hurriyet 163

The Supplementary Fundamental Laws of 7 October 1907 164

Suggested Readings 167

Part III World War I and the Middle East State System 171

11 State-Building by Decree 175

12 State-Building by Revolution and Conquest 186

13 The Introduction and Spread of Nationalism 197

14 The Origins of theIsraeli-Palestinian Dispute 206

Documents 215

Resolution of the Syrian General Congress at Damascus, 2 July 1919 215

Theodor Herzl: A Solution of the Jewish Question 217

The Balfour Declaration, 2 November 1917 218

Mahmud Darwish: Eleven Planets in the Last Andalusian Sky 219

Suggested Readings 220

Part IV The Contemporary Era 223

15 State and Society in the Contemporary Middle East: An Old/New Relationship 231

16 Oil 247

17 The United States and the Middle East 257

18 Israel, the Arab States, and the Palestinians 271

19 The Iranian Revolution 282

20 Islamic Political Movements 294

Conclusion: The Middle East in the "Age of Globalization" 304

Documents 312

Speech Delivered by President Gamal 'Abd al-Nasser at Port Said on the Occasion of Victory Day on 23 December 1961 312

Zakaria Tamer: Tigers on the Tenth Day 313

U.N. Security Council Resolution 242 316

'Ali Shari'ati: The Philosophy of History: The Story of Cain and Abel 317

Ayatollah Khomeini: Islamic Government 319

Sayyid Quth: Milestones 320

Suggested Readings 323

Timeline 325

Biographical Sketches 329

Glossary 335

Credits 344

Index 346

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