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Major Historical Trends: Making the Modern Middle East

Professor Neil Heyman

This quarter we will be reading Eugene Rogan's The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East. Rogan is a professor of Middle East Studies at Oxford and a leading scholar in this specialty. The book ranges widely from the tumultuous years prior to the outbreak of World War I to the complex peace settlement that set the stage for numerous problems down to the present. It has been praised as “a remarkably lucid and accessible work of history” and “geopolitical and military writing at its best.”

The book is available from Amazon in paperback and Kindle formats. Ten copies are also available at the San Diego Public Library.

October 9: Preface, chapters 1-4
October 23:Chapters 5-7
November 6: Chapters 8-10
November 20: Chapters 11 and 12
December 4: Chapter 13 and Conclusion

Instructor: Neil Heyman is Professor Emeritus of History at San Diego State. He earned his BA summa cum laude at Yale and his doctorate at Stanford. He is a specialist in the twentieth-century history of Russia and Germany, World War I, and history through film.

Course Number: OSHR-70037   Credit: 0 units

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10/09/2017 - 12/04/2017 In-class 127432 $0.00  

Day and Time: Monday, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Room 129, UCSD Extension Complex, 9600 N. Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla