The Modern Middle East has ratings and 43 reviews. Siria said: This is a brisk and pretty informative introductory survey of the history of the Middl. In the wake of 11 September , there has been much talk about the inevitable clash between “East” and “West.” This book presents an alternative approach. Review Article: The Modern Middle. The Modem Middle East: A History. James L. Gelvin. Oxford, Oxford University Press, , ISBN. The Modem Middle East.
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Gelvin also includes biographical sketches, a timeline, excerpts from various documents, as well as a glossary. Gelvin No preview available – It’s probably unfair to criticise him velvin simplifying certain things, or omitting particular events, when trying to write a book of this scope on this scale.
A History will provide both novices and specialists with fresh insights into the events that have shaped history and the debates about them that have absorbed historians. The Theology of Unity Namik Kemal: The Philosophy of History: The print of this book is very small. midele
Never go deeper, which is the most important issue in History. It is comprehensive, lucid, nuanced and up-to-date, but it is also a good read-very well-written and entirely accessible to students and general readers alike.
The Modern Middle East – James L. Gelvin – Oxford University Press
Books by James L. The Invention and Spread of Nationalisms Chapter Engagingly written, drawing from the author’s own research and other studies, and stocked with maps and photographs, original documents and an abundance of supplementary materials, The Modern Middle East: By taking students and the general reader on a guided tour of the past five hundred years of Middle Eastern history, this book examines how the very forces associated with global “modernity” have shaped social, economic, cultural, and political life in the region.
Gelvin Extensively revised and updated in the wake of the Arab uprisings, the changes that they fostered, and the fault lines that they exposed, the fourth edition of The Modern Middle East: Its riveting subject prevented me from giving it a lower rating. The Modern Middle East: Gelvin begins back in the last century of Ottoman rule, taking us through the several reform efforts in the 19th century culminating in the middld 20th century revolutions and then the complete dismantling of the empire post-WWI.
By taking students and the general reader on a guided tour of the past five hundred years of Middle Eastern history, this book examines how the very forces associated with global “modernity” have shaped social, economic, cultural, and political life in the region.
I wouldn’t say that he’s wrong, but he’s cast an entire civilization in a eash environment that is wholly deterministic.
The author has included pictures and maps which helps those that are visual learners. So clearly written and explained, and while not always totally chronological, it follows a pattern which makes sense in terms of the events going on.
The Modern Middle East
Beginning with the first glimmerings of the current international state and economic systems in the sixteenth century, The Modern Middle East: Paperbackpages. Beginning with the first glimmerings of the current international state and economic systems in the sixteenth century, The Modern Middle East: It’s very helpful in understanding the big regional themes and especially how the modern state system and the modern world economy have shaped the Middle East.
I’d love a follow-up from Gelvin with his thoughts on every revolutionary moment from the past year. By taking students and the general reader on a guided tour of the past five hundred years There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
No doubt there will be some interesting comparisons to be made between this version of the book and its successor. This was required reading for my history class, and I was pleasantly surprised at little comments throughout the book – bits of sarcasm, or humorous observations – that I couldn’t help but chuckle. Beyond the Arab Spring Mehran Kamrava. Sometimes I felt the gelvkn was not comprehensive. There are too many mistakes. A History explores 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.
Bridging East and West Chinmoy Guha. An author and historian for widely distributed, but a thesis that would be rejected, because it does not correctly quotes.
It does not explain the events at every turn, and often eaxt Good and brief comparisons with other empires and i particularly appreciated how the author frames the events in the history of the middle east in the context of other important historical events.
Secularism and Modernity Chapter A History by James L. In the wake of 11 Septemberthere has been much talk about the mddle clash between “East” and “West.
Though there are over three hundred pages of reading, the amount of information is much more than a standard book of that size.
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