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The Modern Middle East: A History epub

by James L. Gelvin


The Modern Middle East: A History epub

ISBN: 0195327586

ISBN13: 978-0195327588

Author: James L. Gelvin

Category: Other

Subcategory: Humanities

Language: English

Publisher: Oxford University Press; 2 edition (August 29, 2007)

Pages: 368 pages

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Rating: 4.6

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James Gelvin's text is far and away the best brief introduction to the modern Middle East. It is well written and easy to read, and his insights and interception of the broader themes in Middle Eastern history are both original and well-supported

James Gelvin's text is far and away the best brief introduction to the modern Middle East. It is well written and easy to read, and his insights and interception of the broader themes in Middle Eastern history are both original and well-supported.

Nevertheless, the virtues in this volume are preponderant.

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005. Nevertheless, the virtues in this volume are preponderant. Gelvin presents history as a vibrant field of inquiry marked by arguments between its practitio- ners, not a stockpile of dead facts. Readers looking for explanations of political 820 THE HISTORIAN Islam, the region’s immunity to democracy, and the resistance of the Israeli– Palestinian conflict to diplomacy will find boldly formulated answers.

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James L. Gelvin (born February 12, 1951) is an American scholar of Middle Eastern history. He has been a faculty member in the department of history at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) since 1995 and has written extensively on the history of the modern Middle East, with particular emphasis on nationalism and the social and cultural history of the modern Middle East.

Gelvin writes a concise, clear history of the Muslims world (that is, mostly the middle-east). This book places events in the history of the modern Middle East in the greater context of world history and world events which were happening at the same time.

Gelvin writes a concise, clear history of the Muslims world (that is, mostly the middle-east). He writes in an enjoyable fashion - being true to historical objectivity, yet throwing in personal analysis when appropriate. What makes this book even better is that it was written in 2005 and could thus position itself within a post-9/11 world.

Richard Lachmann, through States and Power (2010), gave us an illuminating look at how the evolution of the modern nation state influenced the way the world was connected and interconnected.

Oberlin College Department of History and MENA Program HIST-122, Spring 2010 Middle East and North Africa History (II): From 1800 to Present . 1 F Feb 12 L Early Modern Middle East: Ottomans and Safavids Gelvin, ch.

Oberlin College Department of History and MENA Program HIST-122, Spring 2010 Middle East and North Africa History (II): From 1800 to Present Professor Zeinab Abul-Magd MWF 11:00-11:50am KING 243 . ail: Office: Rice 301 Phone: 440-775-8551 Office hours: Monday 1:00-2:00pm, Wednesday 1:00-2:00pm, and. by appointment Course Description: Using primary documents, films, and monographs, this course surveys the modern history of the Middle East and North Africa from 1800 until today.

James Gelvin is at University of California at Los Angeles. Библиографические данные.

Vignettes and Maps p. v Acknowledgments p. vii A Note on Transliteration p. viii Introduction: 9/11 in Historical Perspective p. 1 Part I The Advent of the Modern Age p. 9 1 From Late Antiquity to the Dawn of a New Age p. 15 2 Gunpowder Empires p. 27 3 The Middle East and the Modern World System p. 35 4 War . James Gelvin is at University of California at Los Angeles. The Modern Middle East: A History.

In the wake of 11 September 2001, there has been much talk about the inevitable clash between "East" and "West." This book presents an alternative approach to understanding the genealogy of contemporary events. 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. Beginning with the first glimmerings of the current international state and economic systems in the sixteenth century, The Modern Middle East: 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. 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: 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.
James Gelvin's text is far and away the best brief introduction to the modern Middle East. It is well written and easy to read, and his insights and interception of the broader themes in Middle Eastern history are both original and well-supported. After a brief introduction to Islam and the Gunpowder Empires of the Ottomans, Safavids and Mughals, Gelvin shows how the emergence of the commercial and industrialized West provided a challenge to the culture, institutions and values of the Islamic Near East.

Melvin destroys the notion that there is a "clash of civilizations" between the Islamic world and the West, and similarly wrecks the perspective that the Islamic world has "bloody borders". Rather, he posits that the Modern Middle East is the result of several factors: "defensive developmentalism", "constitutionalism" and "imperialism". The impact the growing economic (and later technological and political) power that the West brought to bear on the Islamic world has influenced its shape as the Islamic world on one had sought to adapt, lean and borrow from Europe, while on the other hand, Europe was seeking to exploit and influence the Near East to its own devices.

I was particularly pleased to see that attention was given to the Maghreb and Persia as well as to the eastern Mediterranean, an important detail that is often overlooked in general texts on the subject. Gelatin's discussion of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was also masterfully done , especially his summary of the Olso Accords and his analysis for their failure. (His optimism for the region was heartening.) The final few chapters, on the Middle East in the late 20th and early 21st centuries were the strongest, I thought, but only because of the careful foundation he set in the previous chapters of the book. The only complaint I have with the text is the lack of maps and a clearer timeline of events which, I think, would make it easier for those not familiar with places and major players and events to get a sense of location and sequence.

For those interested in an excellent history (and outstanding analysis) of the Middle East from the middle of the 19th century into the early 21st century, this is the book I would recommend. I can also imagine it as the primary text for a 200-level course on the Middle East.
Great book for a brief but detailed history of the modern middle east. I like that the author spends enough time on pre-world war 1 Middle east in order to give the reader an adequate background on the region; without which the issues in the modern middle east would lose context and significance. It has a too informal voice at times but that is easily overcome.
Gelvin writes a concise, clear history of the Muslims world (that is, mostly the middle-east). He writes in an enjoyable fashion - being true to historical objectivity, yet throwing in personal analysis when appropriate. What makes this book even better is that it was written in 2005 and could thus position itself within a post-9/11 world. Overall, Gelvin's history is not only rich, but entertaining to read. Perfect for a student whose brain might be frazzled by semesters of reading.
Bought for college, quality was good.
Excellent book.
For our midterm my professor stated that we needed to stick to the 3rd chapter of Gelvin and NOT apply it to current events. Gelvin's historical accounts sound like current events in US and the World. Apparently the world's politicians never read this book so we are repeating it.
I received my book on time and it is brand new, as described :)
I would happily agree with most other reviewers; this is one of the best texts that a reader will find on the modern middle east. That said (and I did not notice this the first time through the book), the author does not deign to address many of the atrocities that have happened in the region. For example, the whole of the Armenian Genocide (the deaths of 1.5 million people) is reduced to 3 sentences in the opening remarks of a section. The Shelling of Hama, the Iran-Iraq war, the invasion of Kuwait, and Sabra and Chatila are also glazed over in roughly as much detail.