The Modern Middle East: A Sourcebook for History

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  • Valuable tool for increasing understanding of the history and culture of the Middle East
  • Draws upon latest international expertise

The Modern Middle East presents a wide-ranging and varied collection of translated sources covering the period from 1700 to the present. These sources include official and private archives, the periodical press, memoirs, western journalists' and travellers' accounts, literature, and official reports (including statistical data). Each document has been prefaced, translated, and annotated by a specialist in the particular history and culture from which it was drawn. This unique anthology covers several diverse themes including the expansion of state power, changing gender roles, religious revival, nationalist mobilization, increasing participation in a wider global culture and economy, and the redefinition of traditions and identities.

Table of Contents

1. State and Society
2. Press, Media and Society
3. Gender and Society
4. Religion and Society
5. Modern Identities
6. Views of the World
7. Redefining Tradition
8. Economic Change

Oxford University Press
Oxford and New York
Cloth: 9780199262090; paper: 9780199236312