HIST 209: The Middle East (1700-2003)

This course studies the Middle East from the eighteenth through early twentieth century. The goal of the course is to provide a survey of the political, social, and cultural movements of this region over the course of three hundred years. How do we define the Middle East? What role did Europe play in the early modern Middle East? What did “modernizing” leaders aim to do in Egypt, Iran, and Turkey? What roles has the US played in the Middle East since WWI? Prof. Goshgarian