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Ethnicity, Religion and Class in the Middle East and the Balkans
HIST 311 FA
The dissolution of empire, Ottoman and Soviet, produced dramatic changes in the ecomonic and social structure of the Middle East and the Balkans, leading to the emergence of new, competing social identities. This course
will examine issues of nationalism versus religious identities, class struggle versus anti-Western struggle and the changing role of the minorities, both religious and ethnic, in the larger society in the 19th- and
Middle East and Balkans.
M. Esman and I. Rabinovich, ETHNICITY, PLURALISM AND THE STATE IN THE MIDDLE EAST Ivo Andric, BRIDGE ON THE DRINA Bendict Anderson, IMAGINED COMMUNITIES Sylvia Haim, ARAB NATIONALISM Additional readings,
including primary materials, will be
placed on reserve.
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Six 2 page papers on assigned readings. Final take home essay.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
Permission of Instructor required. Unless preregistered students attend the first class meeting or communicate directly with the instructor prior to the first class, they will be dropped from the class list. NOTE:
Students must still submit a
completed Drop/Add form to the Registrar's Office.
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Last Updated on MAR-18-2003
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