GLOBAL HISTORY, THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

Academic Year 2017/2018 - 1° Year

Detailed Course Content

  • 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

    The course is focused on the modern and contemporary history of the Middle East and North Africa from the French invasion of Egypt (1798) to the end of the twentieth century. Local and regional events will be situated within the global context. The main topics to be dealt with are 'defensive developmentalism' and imperialism, national movements and the process of nation-state building, political ideologies such as pan-Arabism, Islamism, socialism, etc.


Textbook Information

  • 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).