GLOBAL HISTORY, THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

Anno accademico 2017/2018 - 1° anno

Prerequisiti richiesti

  • GLOBAL HISTORY

    The student will demonstrate knowledge of procedures historic relationship between Europe and the Mediterranean region. After completing this module, students will be able to develop analytical skills and develop draft study of historical processes relating to the relationship between Europe / West and the Mediterranean region, according to the tools and methodologies of contemporary history.

  • THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

    Conoscenze storiche e geografiche di base del Nord Africa e del Medio Oriente, nonchè elementi introduttivi sull'islam necessari a inquadrare i processi esaminati.


Frequenza lezioni

  • GLOBAL HISTORY

    Tuesday 9,00/12,00

    Compulsory attendance.

  • THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

    Obbligatoria


Contenuti del corso

  • GLOBAL HISTORY

    Empires - Imperialism - Decolonisation - Nationalism - Nation states –Politics and Religion – European Union Foreign Policy - Migration – Human Rights .

  • THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

    Il corso ripercorre le principali tappe della storia del Medio Oriente e del Nord Africa dall'invasione francese dell'Egitto (1798) alla fine del XX secolo. Gli sviluppi a livello locale e regionale saranno messi in relazione ai processi globali e particolare attenzione sarà data ai temi della "modernizzazione difensiva" e dell'imperialismo, dei movimenti nazionali e della costruzione dello Stato-nazione, delle ideologie politiche come panarabismo, islamismo, socialismo.


Testi di riferimento

  • GLOBAL HISTORY

    Selection of chapters and scientific journal articles

  • THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

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


Programmazione del corso

GLOBAL HISTORY
 ArgomentiRiferimenti testi
1¥ Empires - Imperialism - Decolonisation - Nationalism - Nation states –Politics and Religion – European Union Foreign Policy - Migration – Human Rights .Selection of chapters and scientific journal articles  
THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA
 ArgomentiRiferimenti testi
1The process of state and nation building 
2Islamism and the Muslim Brotherhood 
3Nasser's regime and ideology (Socialism, Pan-Arabism, anti-imperialism) 
4Libya from Idris to Qadhafi 
5The civil war in Algeria 
6Neocolonialism and anti-imperialist polices 
7The Arab-Israel conflict 
8The Iranian Revolution 
9Sadat's Egypt 

VERIFICA DELL'APPRENDIMENTO

Modalità di verifica dell'apprendimento

  • GLOBAL HISTORY

    Oral Exams

  • THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

    Assessment will be based on students’ attendance, paper presentation, and participation in class debates. The final exam will also count towards overall assessment.


Prove in itinere

  • THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

    Assessment will be based on students’ attendance, paper presentation, and participation in class debates.


Prove di fine corso

  • THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

    An oral exam is scheduled at end of the course. Each students is expected to be prepared on the subjects dealt with during the class hours.


Esempi di domande e/o esercizi frequenti

  • THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

    What did the nationalisation of the Suez Canal in 1956 represent for the Middle East and Western Powers?

    Describe the main measures implemented by neo-independent states in order to get rid of European influence.

    When did political Islam emerge in the Muslim world? What are the internal and international causes that contributed to its rise? What are its main trends?