Catalogue


The modern Middle East : a sourcebook for history /
edited by Camron Michael Amin, Benjamin C. Fortna, and Elizabeth B. Frierson.
imprint
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2006,
description
657 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0199236313 (pbk.), 9780199236312 (pbk.)
format(s)
Book
Holdings
More Details
imprint
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2006,
isbn
0199236313 (pbk.)
9780199236312 (pbk.)
general note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
catalogue key
8435813
A Look Inside
Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
'The Modern Middle East' is a themed collection of translated sources covering official and private archives, the periodical press, memoirs, western journalists' and travellers' accounts, literature, and official reports. Each document is presented and put in its historical context.
Main Description
The Modern Middle East is a collection of translated sources covering the period from 1700 to the present. 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. Enough information is provided so that every student can appreciate the value of a document and begin a further exploration either of its specific historicalcontext or its relationship to broader themes in modern Middle Eastern history, whilst scholars will find it of value for its use in teaching and discussion. Themes covered include the expansion of state power, changing gender roles, religious revival, nationalist mobilization, increasingparticipation in a wider global culture and economy, and the redefinition of traditions and identities.
Main Description
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
State and Society
Press, Media and Society
Gender and Society
Religion and Society
Modern Identities
Views of the World
Redefining Tradition
Economic Change
Index
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