The Emergence of the Modern Middle East - Part I

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This course will discuss the emergence of the modern Middle East from the 19th century to the end of the First World War. It will discuss the Ottoman legacy in the region, the rise of nationalism in the Middle East and the Western imperial impact on the creation of the Arab state system. The course will also discuss issues such as Islamic reform, religion and state and state cohesion, all of which are key to understanding the Middle East of today. **We do strongly recommend that you register for Part Two of this course -The Emergence of the Modern Middle East - Part II.** **Taking both Parts would enable you to obtain a fuller and more comprehensive picture of the Modern Middle East.**
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10/10 starsCompleted
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4 years, 7 months ago
This course is a must for anyone who wants to have an understanding of the Middle East. I was fascinated with the lectures. So many pieces of the puzzle fit together after Professor Susser's explanations. Even though it is from Tel Aviv University, there is no bias on the part of Professor Susser on the problems with the Jews and Palestinians. Highly recommend the course.
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5 years ago
I took this course as I am interested in the Middle East and History. I found the course very informative and though I had read a fair amount about the subject in the past, the course taught me a lot. Prof Susser is an authority on the subject and was able to lecture in a very dispassionate manner - not easy when discussing topics as controversial as for e.g. Israel-Palestine ! A lot of learning for me was from active participation in the forums. Posts can be very emotional, which is understandable, given the nature of the subject, but that also gives one the opportunity to understand how a conflict can look so different to people on either side. The course covers all parts of the Middle East during the last 200+ years. The quiz scores do reflect how well you have followed the lectures. I would have been happier with a little more depth in some of the material and perhaps more (online) reading material.
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10/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 2 months ago
This was a very good course and I strongly recommend it for background to Middle East politics both on regional and global scale. The grading standards were appropriately high. This was a very well done course.
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5 years, 2 months ago
This covers a topic most of us have never had the opportunity to study, the history of the Middle East. It is covered in a lively and engaging manner. Tel Aviv University are actually using the course live on campus. It covered the 19th Century history of the Ottoman Empire up to the early 21st Century events of the Arab Spring. All in all a valuable insight into the history of a region which many of us know too little detail about. Given this was from Tel Aviv University, the perspective of a complementary course from Tehran, Istanbul or Riyadh would be fascinating.
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