A CONCISE HISTORY OF THE MIDDLE EAST

Copyright ©2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 by Theo Pavlidis

Scope and Resources Bibliography
500BCE - 1300CE 1300CE - present

1. The Persian Empire
   A Discussion on How to Stay in Power

2. The Hellenistic Era

3. The Rise of Christianity

4. The Triumph of Christianity

5. The Byzantine Empire: 400- 650

6. Islam and the Arab Caliphate
   Comparative Religion

7. Divisions within Islam & the Caliphate

8. The Arab Golden Age

9. The Byzantine Empire: 650-860

10. Glory Outside - Rot Inside (860- 1054)

11. Turks and Byzantine Decline

12. Crusaders and Mongols

13. The Birth of the Ottoman Empire

14. The Rise of the Ottoman Empire

15. The Ottoman Empire at its Peak

16. The Seeds of Decline

17. The Start of the Decline

18. Stagnation in the Ottoman Empire

19. The 19th Century

20. The End of the Ottoman Empire

21. Turkey, Greece, and the Balkans

22. The Present

Summary of Chapters 18-20

 

File Names

OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Stony Brook University) Workshops
Material for Fall 2016 (9/18/2016)
Material for Spring 2015 (1/24/2015)
Handouts for Fall
Handouts for Spring

Other Postings Related to the Middle East

Does History Repeats Itself in the Middle East? An essay on the parallels between the events of 1919-22 and the current (2002) situation in the Middle East. (posted June 6, 2002)

A video from Egypt (Tahir Square 2011)


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