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Unformatted text preview: 3. Culture & its influence (Pappes chapter will be quite helpful here.) 4. Religion in the Middle East (Islampillars, sources of law, etc.). 5. Arab nationalism (varieties, ideas, etc.). Here also understand what Barnetts is arguing in his article sovereignty, nationalism, and regional order and how this related to the identity concentric circles. 6. Importance of the Middle East. Blessings/curse? 7. Impact of the Iranian revolution. 8. Sunni-Shi`a differences. (Khuris discussion about the role of ulama in the respective branches is one important aspect here). 9. Shaheens Reel bad Arabs 10. Map of the region (states, rivers, seas, mountains, etc.)...
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