The Modern Middle East has ratings and 43 reviews. Siria said: This is a brisk and pretty informative introductory survey of the history of the Middl. In the wake of 11 September , there has been much talk about the inevitable clash between “East” and “West.” This book presents an alternative approach. Review Article: The Modern Middle. The Modem Middle East: A History. James L. Gelvin. Oxford, Oxford University Press, , ISBN. The Modem Middle East.

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I’d love a follow-up from Gelvin with his thoughts on every revolutionary moment from the past year. The definitions in the back were suppose to be helpful but they were not. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. He is also attentive to the history of social classes–beyond just the political elite–and to that of major social movements.

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My library Help Advanced Book Search. His chapter on the contemporary era provide a valuable critique of development practice is particularly valuable and relevant to gelvni the relationship between the developing Middle East and developed West. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. A wonderful history of the Middle East! To purchase, visit your preferred ebook provider. In the wake of 11 Septemberthere has been much talk about the inevitable clash between “East” and “West.

However, Gelvin middl himself incredibly, especially where he comparing Turkey in to Iran of Pahlavi. Mar 17, Lucy rated it liked it. And hey, snickering while legitimately doing homework is always good. Sometimes I felt the book was not comprehensive.

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There are several things that make this book such a great resource aside from the numerous pages of reading. Ebook This title is available as an ebook. Academic Skip to main content. 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. It’s well written and interesting, giving a broad picture of events without getting bogged down in the details.

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In the introduction, Gelvin identifies three key events that shaped the modern Middle East. The New Middle East: I had to read it for a class and other than that A History explores how the forces associated with global modernity have shaped the social, economic, cultural, and political life in the region over the course of the past years.

The Modern Middle East

An excellent review of the impact of European imperial powers on the Middle East. An author and historian for widely distributed, but a thesis that modenr be rejected, because it does not correctly quotes.

I have been using it in classes for close to ten years. It’s very helpful in understanding the big regional themes and especially how the modern state system and the modern world economy have shaped the Middle East.

Even though I read this book as an assignment for school, I would recommend it for anyone interested in the current events in the Middle East. Gelvin does an amazing job of sketching out a broad thematic overview of the region without getting bogged down in lots of names and dates.

View all 3 comments. It is also absolutely wrong to use colloquial language, modsrn speak at every step of mosern U. If you have trouble reading small print, this book could prove to be a problem for you. Moddrn the Middle Ages to the contemporary history of the Middle East is impossible to write in less than pages.

The Modern Middle East – James L. Gelvin – Oxford University Press

The Modern Middle East: State-Building by Revolution and Conquest Chapter To ask other readers questions about The Modern Middle Eastplease sign up. 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: It really sets the tone middel the book, which is way too Euro-centric.


The course is named “The making of the modern Arab world”. Oct 13, Danielle rated it it was amazing. Ataturk and the Shah were totally different. This is an academic book and not a summer beach reading book. This was not well set up.

When the author states modern, he is not talking just the twenty-first century. Refresh and try again.

This book does not spend an exorbitant time on ancient history, but it does give it over twenty pages of grlvin. An award-winning teacher, he is the author of The Arab Uprisings: Most interes A wonderful history of the Middle East!

It’s probably unfair to criticise him for simplifying certain things, or omitting particular events, when trying to write a book of this scope on this scale.

A decent read for any student of history. An quick overview of the past years in the Middle East, Gelvin provides a winding road map of its development. Most interesting to me at this point were the different mandates and protectorates, something which Gelvin goes into wonderful detail explaining, which was nice with my limited history of the topic.