HIST 4132 Nationalism in the Middle East Compared: Pan-Turkism, Pan-Arabism & Zionism (Spring: 3 )
Middle Eastern nationalism developed in a distinctive way. In contrast to Europe it placed more stress on religion than it did on language. In contrast to Africa it emerged prior to the rise of anti-colonialism. Although nationalist movements in the Middle East have spawn conflicts within themselves and with each other, they have displayed remarkable similarities to each other. One consistent similarity is their fraught attempts to distinguish the nation from the religious traditions out of which each emerged. This course will also address the thorny problem of how to define the phenomenon that it studies.
Instructor(s): Benjamin Braude
Last Updated: 28-Feb-14