History of the Middle East, the last 1000 years
OLLI Workshop - Spring 2015

Catalog Description: We start with the Turkish invasion that triggered the Crusades, and then cover the Ottoman Empire whose policies planted the seeds of the modern problems. Then we discuss the 20th century upheavals and review the current state of affairs and what it means for the future of the region.


We will cover selected material from that listed in the main page of Middle East History. In particular, Chapters 11 and 12 will be covered in abbreviated form, Chapters 13-21 in their current form, and Chapter 22 will be expanded to include current events.

Introduction for Srping 2015

Middle East History Main Page


First (3/12/15)

Second (3/26/15)

Third (4/2/15)

Latest Update: 4/1/2015