Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA2171: A History of the Modern Middle East, 1900-2014

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.


NQF Level 5
Credits 30 ECTS Value 15
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Marc Jones (Lecturer)





Available via distance learning


The module offers you a broad history of the modern Middle East, ranging geographically from North Africa to Iran, and chronologically, from the last days of the Ottoman Empire to the Arab Spring. It has a special focus on the theme of empire, exploring indigenous empires, the nature of European imperialism in the region, and debates on neo- and post-colonialism in the contemporary Arab and Persian world. It deploys a range of types of history – social, political, economic religious, intellectual, gender – and looks at a very wide range of primary and secondary sources, including films, artworks, archive collections and electronic media.

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