Photograph of globe showing the Middle East. (Image courtesy of Daniel Bersak.)
This course includes handouts related to the topic and general writing guides, which are located in the study materials
This course explores the 20th-century history of the Middle East, concentrating on the Fertile Crescent, Egypt, Turkey, the Arabian peninsula, and Iran. We will begin by examining the late Ottoman Empire and close with the events of 9/11 and their aftermath. Readings will include historical surveys, novels, and primary source documents.