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2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
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HIS 266 - History of the Modern Middle East

4 credits (Fall or Spring)
This course charts the development of the modern Middle East, exploring the contestations, negotiations, and exclusions that characterize the transformation of life in the region from 1798 through today.   We will guide our exploration with pointed questions: How did the nation become an organizing principle for collective life? How did capitalism take root? How did secularism become a question of concern? How, for whom, and to what effect did modernity become a specific concern in the region?

Prerequisite: HIS 100  or second-year standing.
Note: Plus-2 option available.
Instructor: Elfenbein