Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA3045: War, Violence and Revolution in the Modern Middle East

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.


NQF Level 6
Credits 30 ECTS Value 15
Term(s) and duration

This module will run during term 1 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Ross Porter (Convenor)





Available via distance learning


From Napoleon’s invasion of Egypt and the Wahhabi destruction of shrines in Iraq, through the effects of colonial and world wars, genocidal conflicts and the Arab-Israeli wars to the Iranian Revolution and the Arab Spring, violence in various forms, for better or worse, has been instrumental in bringing about change in the Middle East. This module will explore ways in which dramatic and traumatic experiences of war, revolution and violence have shaped states, institutions and attitudes in the modern Middle East, and the ways in which historians, social scientists and other theoreticians have tried to analyse and understand these phenomena.

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