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The Modern Middle East

A Sourcebook for History

Camron Micheal Amin, Benjamin C. Fortna, and Elizabeth B. Frierson

Publication Date - November 2007

ISBN: 9780199236312

700 pages

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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