This course covers the historical foundations of the early modern and
modern Middle East, beginning with later Ottoman history (18th century)
and continuing through to the present day. It covers a variety of
countries/communities within the region, including Egypt, Iraq, Iran,
Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, and Israel/Palestine, and it also includes a
variety of topics within this chronological and geographical expanse, such as
nationalisms, ideologies, social movements, and cultural identity.