Discipline: Humanities

Topic: World History


Introduction to the Modern History of the Middle East

Haggai Erlich

This 5-volume series analyzes the history of the Middle East from 18th century developments in the Ottoman Empire to World War I, and the establishment of the modern states of the Middle East. The narrative follows stages of modernization culminating with the emergence of modern nationalistic ideas and movements.


Volume 1: The Middle East from the beginning of the Islamic-Ottoman Empire to the beginning of the Modern Age (1987, 335 pp., cat. # 10109-1)

Volume 2: The history of the region during the first half of the 19th century, and the initial changes which took place following processes of modernization (1988, 240 pp., cat. # 10109-2)

Volume 3: European social-economic influences. The changes which took place in the third quarter of the 19th century and their political and national implications (1988, 328 pp., cat. # 10109-3)

Volume 4: A review of the period from the last quarter of the 19th century until World War I; The growth of the modern national movements in the Middle East (1988, 392 pp., cat. # 10109-4)

Volume 5: World War I and the shaping of the contemporary Middle East (1989, 448 pp., cat. # 10109-5)


Professor Haggai Erlich, of the Department of Middle Eastern and African History at Tel Aviv University and the History Department at the Open University of  Israel, is author of 10 books, among them Ethiopia and the Middle East (Lynne Rienner, 1994) and The Cross and the River – Ethiopia, Egypt and the Nile (Lynne Rienner, 2002) and co-editor of The Nile – Histories, Cultures, Myths (Lynne Rienner, 2000).

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