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Gelvin, James L. 1951-

Overview
Works: 27 works in 190 publications in 4 languages and 9,185 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: JQ1850.A91, 956.054
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James L Gelvin
The Arab uprisings : what everyone needs to know by James L Gelvin( Book )

32 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 2,447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Arab Uprisings: What Everyone Needs to Know answers readers' questions about the history and current state of the Arab world and addresses all aspects of the uprisings of 2010 to 2011, including their causes, the role of social media, the diverse paths they have taken, the role of the United States and the uprisings' impact on the United States, and possible outcomes"--
Divided loyalties : nationalism and mass politics in Syria at the close of Empire by James L Gelvin( )

12 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 2,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Israel-Palestine conflict : one hundred years of war by James L Gelvin( Book )

34 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 1,611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gelvin's account of the conflict between Israel and Palestine is accessible and compelling. He traces the evolution and interaction of these communities, through to the present, as well as exploring the external pressures and internal logic that has propelled this complex conflict
The modern Middle East : a history by James L Gelvin( Book )

47 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 1,465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the wake of 11 September 2001, there has been much talk about the inevitable clash between "East" and "West." This book presents an alternative approach to understanding the genealogy of contemporary events. By taking students and the general reader on a guided tour of the past five hundred years of Middle Eastern history, this book examines how the very forces associated with global "modernity" have shaped social, economic, cultural, and political life in the region. Beginning with the first glimmerings of the current international state and economic systems in the sixteenth century, The Modern Middle East: A History explores the impact of imperial and imperialist legacies, the great nineteenth-century transformation, cultural continuities and upheavals, international diplomacy, economic booms and busts, the emergence of authoritarian regimes, and the current challenges to those regimes on everyday life in an area of vital concern to us all. Engagingly written, drawing from the author's own research and other studies, and stocked with maps and photographs, original documents and an abundance of supplementary materials, The Modern Middle East: A History will provide both novices and specialists with fresh insights into the events that have shaped history and the debates about them that have absorbed historians
Global Muslims in the age of steam and print by James L Gelvin( )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The second half of the nineteenth century marks a watershed in human history. Railroads linked remote hinterlands with cities; overland and undersea cables connected distant continents. New and accessible print technologies made the wide dissemination of ideas possible; oceangoing steamers carried goods to distant markets and enabled the greatest long-distance migrations in recorded history. In this volume, leading scholars of the Islamic world recount the enduring consequences these technological, economic, social, and cultural revolutions had on Muslim communities from North Africa to South Asia, the Indian Ocean and China. Drawing from a multiplicity of approaches and genres, from commodity history to biography and social network theory, the essays in Global Muslims in the Age of Steam and Print, 1850-1930 offer new and diverse perspectives on a transnational community in an era of global transformation."--
The new Middle East : what everyone needs to know by James L Gelvin( Book )

14 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

December 17, 2016 marked the sixth anniversary of the outbreak of the Arab uprisings. In the six years since Muhammad Bouazizi set himself on fire in Tunisia, igniting the uprisings which continue today, the entire Middle East landscape has changed in ways that were unimaginable before. In spite of the early hype about the "Arab Spring" and the prominence observers gave to calls for the downfall of regimes and an end to their abuses, most of the protests and uprisings born of Bouazizi's self-immolation have had disastrous results across the whole Middle East. While the old powers reasserted their control with violence in Egypt and Bahrain, Libya, Yemen, and Syria have virtually ceased to exist as states, torn apart by civil wars. In other states-Morocco and Algeria-the forces of reaction were able to maintain their hold on power, while in the "hybrid democracies"--Lebanon, Palestine, and Iraq-protests against government inefficiency, corruption, and arrogance have done little to bring about the sort of changes protesters have demanded. Simultaneously, ISIS, along with other jihadi groups (al-Qaeda, al-Qaeda affiliates and wannabes, Ansar al-Shariahs, etc.) have thrived in an environment marked by state breakdown. This book explains these changes, outlining the social, political, and economic contours of what some have termed "the new Middle East." One of the leading scholars of modern Middle Eastern history, James L. Gelvin lucidly distills the political and economic reasons behind the dramatic news that come every day from Syria and the rest of the Middle East. He shows how and why bad governance, stagnant economies, poor healthcare, climate change, population growth, refugee crisis, food and water insecurity, and war increasingly threaten human security in the region
Il conflitto israelo-palestinese : cent'anni di guerra by James L Gelvin( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in Italian and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Storia del Medio Oriente moderno by James L Gelvin( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in Italian and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular mobilization and the foundations of mass politics in Syria, 1918-1920 by James L Gelvin( )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The immediate post-World War I period marks a turning point in the social and po litical history of modern Syria, for it was during this period that modern mass politics emerged in the Levant for the first time. There were several reasons for the appearance of popular-based politics at this time. First, Syria had experienced profound economic, demographic, social, and p olitical changes during the previous half century, changes which had accelerated Western economic penetration, transformed the face of cities, created new socia l classes, and disrupted traditional urban social relations and the balance betw een the state and civil society. Second, the destruction of the Ottoman Empire precipitated a competition for pol itical power and authority among traditional elites, members of the educated "mi ddle strata," Hejazi and Iraqi officers who had participated in the Arab Revolt, and Syrians who resented a government which (they claimed) was controlled by no n-Syrians. As the rivalry intensified, political factions sought out the support of, and recruited from, the popular classes to circumscribe the capabilities of their opponents. Finally, during this period, particularly in the wake of the economic and politi cal crises of the Autumn of 1919, innovatively structured populist organizations, drawing on fresh sources for their authority, acted to mediate the entrance of the subaltern classes into the political process. It was through these populist organizations, in turn, that the non-elites of Syria actively participated in t he creation of both the discourse and content of Arab nationalism. This dissertation traces the popularization of politics by examining the new str uctures of political organization, competing discourses within the nationalist t endency, and the process of political mobilization itself
The civil society debate in Middle Eastern studies by Augustus R Norton( Book )

in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Konflikt izraelsko-palestyński by James L Gelvin( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Polish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Global muslims in the age of steam and print$fed. by James L. Gelvin( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What everyone needs to know : what everyone needs to know by James L Gelvin( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Arab Uprisings: What Everyone Needs to Know answers readers' questions about the history and current state of the Arab world and addresses all aspects of the uprisings of 2010 to 2011, including their causes, the role of social media, the diverse paths they have taken, the role of the United States and the uprisings' impact on the United States, and possible outcomes"--
A history by James L Gelvin( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modernity and its Discontents : on the Durability of Nationalism in the Arab Middle East by James L Gelvin( )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Global Muslims in the age of steam and print( )

2 editions published in 2014 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The second half of the nineteenth century marks a watershed in human history. Railroads linked remote hinterlands with cities; overland and undersea cables connected distant continents. New and accessible print technologies made the wide dissemination of ideas possible; oceangoing steamers carried goods to distant markets and enabled the greatest long-distance migrations in recorded history. In this volume, leading scholars of the Islamic world recount the enduring consequences these technological, economic, social, and cultural revolutions had on Muslim communities from North Africa to South Asia, the Indian Ocean and China. Drawing from a multiplicity of approaches and genres, from commodity history to biography and social network theory, the essays in Global Muslims in the Age of Steam and Print, 1850-1930 offer new and diverse perspectives on a transnational community in an era of global transformation."
Modern Middle East, The: A History by James L Gelvin( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Israel-Palestine conflict : one hundred years of war. 2nd ed (9780521888356) by James L Gelvin( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Comprendiendo las insurrecciones árabes by James L Gelvin( )

1 edition published in 2016 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The discourses of Arab nationalisms : symbol and slogan in Faisal's Syria by James L Gelvin( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Gelvin, J. L.

Gelvin, James.

詹姆士·L.蓋爾文

Languages
English (171)

Italian (9)

Spanish (1)

Polish (1)