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History 275

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History 275

This course deals with contemporary social and political issues in the Middle East from the perspective of its recent history and will treat Middle Eastern history within the broader context of world history. Particular attention will be given to a wider geographic area including the Balkans, the Caucasus, Eastern Mediterranean, and North Africa. The course begins with an overview of nineteenth and twentieth century Middle Eastern history. We will focus on domestic developments in various states: the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict, the Gulf War, the Kurdish question, the rise of political Islam in Algeria, and the Iranian Revolution. The nationality question in the Caucasus (Chechnya) and the Balkans (Kosovo) will be surveyed. We will also study oil in the Middle East and the Caucasus.

Nadir Ozbek (

Fall 2000,

MW: 3:30-5:00,
Office Hours: MW: 1:50-3:20,
Office: LT 604

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