The Modern Middle East

The Modern Middle East This groundbreaking contribution to a comprehensive view of the region in a post September th world is the first introductory textbook on the modern Middle East to focus on the urban rural cultur

  • Title: The Modern Middle East
  • Author: Ilan Pappé
  • ISBN: 9780415214094
  • Page: 415
  • Format: Paperback
  • This groundbreaking contribution to a comprehensive view of the region in a post September 11th world, is the first introductory textbook on the modern Middle East to focus on the urban, rural, cultural and women s histories of the region over its political and economic history Distancing himself from modernizationist approaches, the author is concerned with theThis groundbreaking contribution to a comprehensive view of the region in a post September 11th world, is the first introductory textbook on the modern Middle East to focus on the urban, rural, cultural and women s histories of the region over its political and economic history Distancing himself from modernizationist approaches, the author is concerned with the ideological question of whom we investigate in the past rather than how we investigate the past.Ilan Pappe begins his narrative at the end of the First World War with the Ottoman heritage, and concludes at the end of the twentieth century with the political discourse of Islam.The Modern Middle East includes a carefully argued introduction which discusses the methodology used in the textbook provides a thematic and comparative approach to the region, helping students to see the peoples of the Middle East and the developments that affect their lives as part of a larger world includes insights gained from new historiographical trends and takes a critical approach to conventional state and nation centred historiographies includes case studies, debates, maps, photos, an up to date bibliography and a glossarial index.Accessible and original, The Modern Middle East is essential introductory reading for students on history or politics courses, as well as for journalists and those working in the region.

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  • Ilan Pappé

    Ilan Papp is a professor with the College of Social Sciences and International Studies at the University of Exeter in the UK, director of the university s European Centre for Palestine Studies, co director of the Exeter Centre for Ethno Political Studies, and political activist He was formerly a senior lecturer in political science at the University of Haifa 1984 2007 and chair of the Emil Touma Institute for Palestinian and Israeli Studies in Haifa 2000 2008.Papp is one of Israel s New Historians who, since the release of pertinent British and Israeli government documents in the early 1980s, have been rewriting the history of Israel s creation in 1948, and the corresponding expulsion or flight of 700,000 Palestinians in the same year He has written that the expulsions were not decided on an ad hoc basis, as other historians have argued, but constituted the ethnic cleansing of Palestine, in accordance with Plan Dalet, drawn up in 1947 by Israel s future leaders He blames the creation of Israel for the lack of peace in the Middle East, arguing that Zionism is dangerous than Islamic militancy, and has called for an international boycott of Israeli academics.His work has been both supported and criticized by other historians Before he left Israel in 2008, he had been condemned in the Knesset, Israel s parliament a minister of education had called for him to be sacked his photograph had appeared in a newspaper at the centre of a target and he had received several death threats.

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