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The Middle East and the making of the modern world

Author: Cyrus Schayegh
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is a socio-spatial history of the Middle East, and uses that case to reflect more broadly on the making of the modern world. Pivoting around Bilād al-Shām (Greater Syria) - alternatingly zooming in on cities and nation-states and zooming out to neighboring countries, imperial and transnational links, and overseas diasporas - it asks: Why, how, and in which stages did well-rooted cities and regions mold a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Schayegh, Cyrus.
Middle East and the making of the modern world.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2017
(DLC) 2017001309
(OCoLC)973199741
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cyrus Schayegh
ISBN: 9780674981096 067498109X
OCLC Number: 1001251174
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Prelude 1. Khalil Sakakini has a dream --
Rise of an urban patchwork region: 1830s-1914 --
Prelude 2. Rafiq al-Tamimi and Muhammad Bahjat make a tour --
Crucible of war: 1914-1918 --
Prelude 3. Alfred Sursock keeps busy --
Ottoman twilight: 1918-1929 --
Prelude 4. Hauranis migrate to Palestine --
Birth of a region of nation-states: 1929-1939 --
Prelude 5. Eliahu Rabino's war --
Empire redux: 1939-1945 --
Postscript: The more things change ...?: 1945-2016.
Responsibility: Cyrus Schayegh.

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Cyrus Schayegh's socio-spatial history traces how a Eurocentric world economy and European imperialism molded the Middle East from the mid-nineteenth to mid-twentieth century. Building on this case,  Read more...

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