The Modern Middle East
Psychology Press, 2005 - 344 pages
This groundbreaking contribution to a more comprehensive view of the region in a post-September 11th world, is the first introductory textbook on the modern Middle East to focus on the urban, rural, cultural and women's histories of the region over its political and economic history. Distancing himself from more modernizationist approaches, the author is concerned with the ideological question of whom we investigate in the past rather than how we investigate the past.
Ilan Pappé begins his narrative at the end of the First World War with the Ottoman heritage, and concludes at the end of the twentieth century with the political discourse of Islam.
The Modern Middle East:
Accessible and original, The Modern Middle East is essential introductory reading for students on history or politics courses, as well as for journalists and those working in the region.
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A readable textbook, with a good analysis of the impact of colonialism, and the incomplete progress by member states through the expected stages of economic and social development following the influx of technology from the European 'powers'. Consulter l'avis complet
Whose modern times?
The rural history of the Middle East in the twentieth century
music dance and poetry
The history of the written word