The Modern Middle East has ratings and 43 reviews. Siria said: This is a brisk and pretty informative introductory survey of the history of the Middl. In the wake of 11 September , there has been much talk about the inevitable clash between “East” and “West.” This book presents an alternative approach. Review Article: The Modern Middle. The Modem Middle East: A History. James L. Gelvin. Oxford, Oxford University Press, , ISBN. The Modem Middle East.
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Aug 22, Tara McEnroe-Kent rated it really liked it. If you have trouble reading small print, this book could prove to be a problem for you. Aug 07, Bram rated it it was amazing. Be the first to ask a question about The Modern Middle East. It didn’t follow a chronological timeline and often jumped places several times in a single page, making it hard to take notes in a systematic fashion.
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Tigers on the Tenth Day Ali Sharicati: They complement one-another well. His analysis is incisive, and I would definitely recommend this book along with Cleveland’s History of the Modern Middle East, since this one lacks the detail and parallel analysis drawn by Cleveland, but this book offers a great framework.
To purchase, visit your preferred ebook provider. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. 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: Not chronological and thus hard to follow for those unfamiliar with the historical events covered.
The Modern Middle East – James L. Gelvin – Oxford University Press
helvin Definitely a Democrat, Gelvin, but the unique insight worthy of note is that the revolutions and claims were steeped in key Western concepts, but because Ottoman Empire was certainly not a world unto itself. The Philosophy of History: He is wrong on some details asserting Iran’s election was framedbut is very insightful on modern developments overall. The New Middle Modrn View all 3 comments.
This book does not spend an exorbitant time on ancient history, but it does give it over twenty pages of discussion. 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 associat In the wake of 11 Septemberthere has been much talk about the inevitable clash between “East” and “West.
Gelvin No preview available – And hey, snickering while legitimately doing homework is always good. 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.
If you are looking for a more classic political narrative, check out William Cleveland’s history of the Middle East.
Beginning with the first glimmerings of the current international state and economic systems in the sixteenth century, The Modern Middle East: Scholarly language, well-referenced but easily readable eazt non-specialists. No doubt there will be some interesting comparisons to be made between this version of the book and its successor.
The Modern Middle East: A History by James L. Gelvin
The author has included pictures and maps which helps those that are visual learners. Extensively revised and updated in the wake of the Arab uprisings, the changes that they fostered, and the fault lines that they exposed, the fourth edition of The Modern Middle East: Gelvin Extensively revised and updated in the wake of the Arab uprisings, the changes that they fostered, and the fault lines that they exposed, the fourth edition of The Modern Middle East: Ebook This title is available as an ebook.
From the Middle Ages to the contemporary history of the Middle East is impossible to write in less than pages. Sep 05, Charlie Hersh rated it it was ok Shelves: What are the disadvantages to this book?
New to this Edition: So clearly written and explained, and while not always totally chronological, it follows a pattern which makes sense in terms of the events going on. Lists with This Book. Gelvin also includes biographical sketches, a timeline, excerpts from various documents, as well as a glossary.
Re-conceptualizes the trajectory of the history of the modern Middle East from the vantage point of mifdle developments and expands the breadth of geographic coverage Offers new material added to Chapters 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, and 16; extensive revisions to Chapters 6, 12, 14, 15, 17, Introduction to Part IV and Conclusion; a new Introduction and two new chapters Includes two new maps, two new photographs, three new midxle selections, and one new vignette The Biographical Sketches, Glossary, Timeline, and Suggested Readings for Parts I, II, III, and IV have been revised and updated.
Some things just have to be left out. 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. Defensive Developmentalism Chapter 6.
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The Modern Middle East: A History
Good and brief comparisons with other empires and i particularly appreciated how the author frames the events in the history of the middle east in the context of other important historical events. Sep 03, Matt rated it liked it.
Though there are over three hundred pages of reading, the amount of information is much more than a standard book of that size. His theory of “developmental ethos” is particularly striking. An author and historian for widely distributed, but a thesis that would be rejected, because it does not correctly quotes. My library Help Advanced Book Search. I had to read it for a class and other than that The first English historical book I’ve ever read.
State-Building by Revolution and Conquest Chapter A HistoryFourth Edition, is engagingly written–drawing from the author’s own research and other studies–and enriched with maps and photographs, original documents, and an abundance of supplementary materials.