History of the Middle East and North Africa, ca 1500-Present


As a continuation of HIME 2001 (which is not a prerequisite), this course surveys the historical evolution of the Middle East and North Africa. We begin with the rise of the Ottoman Empire during the 16th century and continue through the development of the modern nation-state systems of the present century. In the process, we examine issues of state formation, class, gender, race, environment, war, and migration as we explore the evolving relationship between the MENA region and the rest of the world.

Corcoran Department of History
University of Virginia
Nau Hall - South Lawn
Charlottesville, VA 22904


(434) 924-7147
(434) 924-7891
M-F 8am to 4:30pm
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