Histories of the Modern Middle East

Histories of the Modern Middle East : New Directions

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Reflecting cutting-edge scholarship and covering more than two centuries of change, this seminal collection represents key trends in the historiography of the modern Middle East. The authors each combine a methodological theme with concrete, original research, relating theoretical issues to the actual writing of history. Their topics range from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to globalization, from well-established historical figures to new actors, from the elite to broader strata of society.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.1 x 27.9mm | 567g
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • illustrated Edition
  • 1588260496
  • 9781588260499
  • 2,564,122

Table of contents

Introduction: History and the Modern Middle East - I. Gershoni and U. Wokoeck. New Dimensions of Modernizing Processes. The Great Ottoman Debasement, 1808-1844: A Political Economy Framework - S. Pamuk. A Prelude to Ottoman Reform: Ibn 'Abidin on Custom and Legal Change - W.B. Hallaq. Whose History?: The 1840 Ritual Murder Trial in Damascus - M.C. Wilson. The Gender of Modernity: Reflections from Iranian Historiographies - A. Najinabadi. Globalization Then and Now. From Liberalism to Liberal Imperialism: Lord Cromer and the First Wave of Globalization in Egypt - R. Owen. Late Capitalism and the Reformation of the Working Classes in the Middle East - J. Beinin. Recovering Lost Voices in the Age of Colonialism. Explorations in the Field: Lost Voices and Emerging Practices in Pre-1914 Egypt - Z. Lockman. Slaves or Siblings? Abdallah al-Nadim's Dialogues About the Family - E. Troutt Powell. Shaykh al-Ra'is and Sultan Abdulhamid II: The Iranian Dimension of Pan-Islam - J.R.I. Cole. Constructing Identities, Defining Nations. Recruitment for the ""Victorious Soldiers of Muhammad"" in the Arab Provinces, 1826-1828 - H. Erdem. The Politics of History and Memory: A Multidimensional Analysis of the Lausanne Peace Conference, 1922-1923 - F.M. Gocek. Arab Society in Mandatory Palestine: The Half-Full Glass? - R. Khalidi. Manly Men on a National Stage (and the Women Who Make them Stars) - W. Armbrust, Conclusion. New Directions and Reevaluations - the Editors.
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Review quote

"Applying new kinds of methodology - showing new ways of "doing history" - the book serves as a singular guide to current developments in the field.
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About Israel Gershoni

Israel Gershoni is professor of Middle Eastern history at Tel Aviv University. Hakan Erdem is professor of history at Bogazici University, Istanbul. Ursula Wokoeck teaches in the Department of Middle Eastern and African History at Tel Aviv University.
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