GLOBAL HISTORY, THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

Anno accademico 2019/2020 - 1° anno

Modalità di svolgimento dell'insegnamento

  • THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

    The course is based on lectures, but students’ participation in class debate is highly appreciated. In order to facilitate interaction, students will be regularly solicited to provide written and oral insights on specific questions. Primary sources, newspapers, maps, film excerpts, photos and videos will be used during the lessons.


Prerequisiti richiesti

  • THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

    Basic geographical and historical knowledge, as well as introductory notions on Islam are required.


Frequenza lezioni

  • THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

    Attendance is compulsory.


Contenuti del corso

  • THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

    The course will deal with the modern history of the Middle East and North Africa from the French expedition to Egypt (1798) to the end of the twentieth century. Several facets of the late-nineteenth-century modernisation will be taken into account (military reforms, secularism, constitutionalism, etc.). Then European imperialism, the emergence of nationalisms and the Middle East state system created after WWI will be analysed. Special attention will be devoted to the Arab-Israeli conflict. Finally, the course will observe the development of Pan-Arabism and Socialism and the subsequent rise of political Islam.


Testi di riferimento

  • THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

    James L. Gelvin, The Modern Middle East. A History, Oxford University Press, New York-Oxford 2011 (3rd edition).


Programmazione del corso

THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA
 ArgomentiRiferimenti testi
1The advent of the modern age 
2The nineteenth-century process of modernisation  
3Constitutionalism 
4Imperialism 
5WWI and the Middle East state system 
6National movements 
7The process of state and nation building 
8The birth of modern Turkey 
9The Arab-Israeli conflict 
10Islamism and the Muslim Broterhood 
11Nasser's regime and ideology (Socialism, Pan-Arabism, anti-imperialism) 
12The oil revolution 
13The Iranian Revolution 

VERIFICA DELL'APPRENDIMENTO

Modalità di verifica dell'apprendimento

  • THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

    Assessment will be based on student’s response to class activities and a final oral exam on the course topics.


Esempi di domande e/o esercizi frequenti

  • THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

    Analysis of The Hatt-i Sharif of Gulhane and The Islahat Fermani

    Analysis of The Balfour Declaration

    Definition of neocolonialism and economic nationalism

    Lexicon related to Political Islam (jihad, takfir, jahiliyya, etc.)