|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Lecture||17 Hours. (17 x 1 hour)|
|Seminars / Tutorials||10 Hours. (10 x 1 hour)|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Essay: 1 x 2000 words||30%|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours||70%|
|Supplementary Exam||Resit opportunities for this module will be available in the Supplementary examination period. F resit: The student will re-sit the module by examination only for a capped pass mark (40). H resit: The student will submit missing coursework elements and/or re-sit by examination in the upplementary exam period in lieu of a missed/failed exam for full marks. Students re-sitting elements of failed coursework are required to select a different essay/assignment title and must not submit re-written versions of the original essay/assignment.|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
On completion of the module, students will be able to:
- Describe and analyse the key factors which made the Middle East a region of such central strategic importance over the twentieth century.
- Identify and critically discuss the major events and trends in the rise of nationalism and the decline of imperialism in the Middle East.
- Demonstrate through discussion and coursework an understanding of the historical origins and development of the modern state system in the Middle East.
- Describe the changing roles of the post-1945 Superpowers in the Middle East.
- Display through discussion and coursework an understanding of the nature of the Cold War in the Middle East.
- Discuss and evaluate the internal dynamics of the Middle Eastern regional politics.
- Critically assess the impact of the State of Israel on the international relations of the Middle East.
This module introduces students to the international history of the Middle East in the Twentieth Century, with particular emphasis on the end of empire, the Cold War and the role of Israel.
First, students will be given an understanding of the regional clash between different forms of imperialism and nationalism during the period; second, students will be introduced to the role of the Superpowers during the Cold War decades; third students will be given an understanding of the Middle Eastern balance of power from the perspective of internal regional divisions; fourth, students will examine the nature of the role played in the region by the State of Israel since its creation in 1948.
- The First World War and the End of the Ottoman Empire
- The European Powers and the Emergence of the Middle Eastern Nation States
- Zionism and the Palestine Mandate
- The Birth of the State of Israel
- Arab Nationalism: From the Ottomans to Nasser
- The Middle East and the Origins of the Cold War
- The Path to Suez and the End of the European Age
- The Age of Nasser and the 'Arab Cold War'
- The Soviet Union and the Cold War in the Middle East
- 1967 and the Making of the Modern Arab-Israel Dispute
- Egypt's Road to Peace
- Iran and Iraq: Neighbours and Enemies
- Israel, Syria and the Destruction of Lebanon
- The PLO: From Cairo to Oslo
- America's Moment in the Middle East
- Oil and Power in the 20th Century Middle East
10 ECTS credits
Reading ListRecommended Text
Cleveland, William (2004) A History of the Modern Middle East 3rd edition Westview Primo search Dawisha, Adeed (2003) Arab Nationalism in the Twentieth Century Middle East Princeton University Pres Primo search Fawcett, Louise (ed.) (2005) International Relations of the Middle East Oxford University Press Primo search Gelvin, James L. (Sept. 2004) The Modern Middle East:A History Primo search Gerner, Deborah (ed) (2000.) Understanding the contemporary Middle East /edited by Deborah J. Gerner. Primo search Hourani, Albert (2002) A History of the Arab Peoples Faber & Faber Primo search Mansfield, Peter (1991) A History of the Middle East Primo search Mansfield, Peter (1992.) The Arabs /Peter Mansfield. Primo search Milton-Edwards, Beverley. (2004.) Conflicts in the Middle East since 1945 /Beverley Milton-Edwards and Peter Hinchcliffe. http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip044/2003012408.html Ovendale, Ritchie. (1992.) The Middle East since 1914 /Ritchie Ovendale. Primo search Yapp, Malcolm (1996) The Near East since the First World War 2nd edition Longman Primo search
Baxter, Kylie. (2008.) US foreign policy in the Middle East :the roots of anti-americanism /Kylie Baxter and Shahram Akbarzadeh. Routledge Primo search Goldschmidt, Arthur (2005.) A concise history of the Middle East. 8th ed. Westview Primo search (Dec. 2005) The Contemporary Middle East:With Special Contributions by Arthur Goldschmidt Jr. and Shibley Telhami Westview Press Primo search
This module is at CQFW Level 6