Undergraduate Course: Modern Middle Eastern History A: Domestic Transformation and International Challenges (IMES08036)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course is an introduction to the political, economic, social and cultural history of the Middle East from 1800-c.1950. It covers the precolonial Ottoman empire, the colonial period and the rise of nationalism until the Second World War.
This course is an introduction to the political, economic, social and cultural history of the Middle East from 1800- c.1950. Opening at the beginning of the nineteenth century it examines the programme of reform and state-building of the Ottoman Empire to defend itself against the growing military and economic power of Europe. Ultimately this led to a debt crisis and the advent of British and French colonial control over significant parts of the region. The course then goes on to address the defeat of the Ottomans in World War I, the post-1919 settlement and the rise of nationalism in the interwar period, and ends with the establishment of Israel in 1948.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 21,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 6,
Formative Assessment Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Revision Session Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||1800-word essay 40%,
seminar participation 15%,
1200-word time-limited assignment 45%.
||Written feedback by marker on essay and time-limited assignment.
Peer and tutor comments in relation to seminar participation.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Identify, describe and explain trends and events in the Middle East in the period c.1800 to the 1950.
- Identify, critique and interrogate the secondary literature relating to that period.
- Incorporate primary sources in translation into analyses of trends and events in the period in question.
- Participate effectively in informed debates and present arguments in a variety of formats.
- Critique academic methodologies.
|William L. Cleveland and Martin Bunton, A History of the Modern Middle East, 6th ed., Boulder: Westview, 2016. |
Mark Gasiorowski and Sean L. Yom (eds), The Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa, 8th ed., Boulder, Colo.: Westview Press, 2002.
Pappé, Ilan, The Modern Middle East, A Social and Cultural History, 3rd ed., London & New York: Routledge, 2014.
Malcolm Yapp, The Making of the Modern Middle East 1798-1923, London: Longman, 1987.
____________, The Near East since the First World War, 2nd edit., London: Longman, 1996.
Erik J. Zürcher, Turkey, A Modern History, 3rd ed., London: IB Tauris, 2004.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||IMES MMEH A
|Course organiser||Dr Elvire Corboz
|Course secretary||Mrs Anne Budo
Tel: (0131 6)50 4161