The Modern Middle East
presents a wide-ranging and varied collection of translated sources covering the period from 1700 to the present. These sources include official and private archives, the periodical press, memoirs, western journalists' and travellers' accounts, literature, and official reports (including statistical data). Each document has been prefaced, translated, and annotated by a specialist in the particular history and culture from which it was drawn. This unique anthology covers several diverse themes including the expansion of state power, changing gender roles, religious revival, nationalist mobilization, increasing participation in a wider global culture and economy, and the redefinition of traditions and identities.
About the Author(s)
Camron Micheal Amin, Associate Professor of History, University of Michigan-Dearborn, Benjamin C. Fortna, Senior Lecturer in the Modern History of the Middle East, SOAS, University of London, and Elizabeth B. Frierson, Associate Professor of History, University of Cincinnati