The Middle East in the 20th Century

A night time view of an ornate structure with a rounded roof, framed by four pillars.

The Hagia Sophia in Instanbul, Turkey. (Image courtesy of Schezar on flickr. License CC BY.)


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Fall 2015



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This course surveys the history of the Middle East, from the end of the 19th century to the present. It examines major political, social, intellectual and cultural issues and practices. It also focuses on important events, movements, and ideas that prevailed during the last century and affect its current realities.

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Abigail Jacobson. 21H.161 The Middle East in the 20th Century. Fall 2015. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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