HIST 3550 History of the Middle East in the Twentieth Century
(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as HIST 54.
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3 hours; 3 credits
Ottoman and colonial heritage of the Middle East; competing ideologies; oil and its impact, origins and development of the Arab-Israeli conflict; Iran under shahs and clergy; roots of radical nationalism in Turkey, Egypt, Iraq, and Syria, sectarianism and class conflict in Lebanon; Islamic reform and revivalism; changing role of women and minorities. (Not open to students who have completed History 57.3 or 57.4.) Alternatively, may satisfy credit requirements in Transnational and Comparative History
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