These are a number of texts that provide important coverage of the modern Middle East. Cleveland’s text is the most useful historical narrative although it does not include North Africa, which is covered in both Long and Reich, and Yapp. William L. Cleveland and Martin Bunton, A History of the Modern Middle East , 4 th ed., Boulder: Westview, 2009 [earlier editions are useful but clearly not as up-to-date]. David E. Long, and Bernard Reich, The Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa , 4 th ed., Boulder, Colo.: Westview Press, 2002 [now available in 6 th ed. 2010]. Malcolm Yapp, The Near East since the First World War , 2 nd edit., London: Longman, 1996. Erik J. Zürcher, Turkey, A Modern History , 3rd edit, London: IB Tauris, 2004. Note : You should be able to find these at bookshops such as Word Power on West Nicholson Street (opposite Pear Tree pub) or at Blackwells on South Bridge. Purchasing one or more of these will save you much time and inconvenience as demand for the library copies is high. Recommended reading Students are expected to read the relevant sections of some of the texts below in conjunction with the lectures throughout the year. These represent the distilled contributions of world-class scholars to the political, economic, social, and cultural history of the region. Study them carefully. The Middle East Joel Beinin, Workers and Peasants in the Modern Middle East , Cambridge UP, 2001. Roger Owen, State, Power and Politics in the making of the Modern Middle East , London: Routledge, 3 rd ed., 2004. Alan Richards and John Waterbury, A Political Economy of the Middle East , Westview, 2 nd ed., 1998. Ottoman Empire and Turkey Feroz Ahmad, The Making of Modern Turkey, London: Routledge, 1993. Halil Inalcik with Donald Quataert (ed.), An Economic and Social History of the Ottoman Empire, 1300-1914 , Cambridge UP, 1997. 10
Bernard Lewis, The Emergence of Modern Turkey , London: Oxford U.P., 1961 (2 nd ed. 1968) Donald Quataert, The Ottoman Empire, 1700-1922 , Cambridge UP, 2000. Stanford Shaw and Ezel Kural Shaw, History of the Ottoman Empire and modern Turkey , 2 vols., 1977. The Arab World Jamil Abun-Nasr, A History of the Maghrib in the Islamic Period , Cambridge UP, 1987, (chapts 6-8). Mahfoud Bennoune, The Making of Contemporary Algeria, 1830-1987: Colonial Upheavals and Post- Independence Development, Cambridge UP, 1988. M. W Daly (ed.), The Cambridge History of Egypt , 2 vol., Cambridge UP, 1998. Marion Farouk-Sluglett and Peter Sluglett, Iraq since 1958: from revolution to dictatorship , London: I. B. Tauris, 2001. Albert Hourani, Arabic Thought in the Liberal Age 1798-1939 , Cambridge University Press, 1983 [first publ. 1962]. Albert Hourani, A History of the Arab Peoples, London: Faber and Faber, 1991. Afaf Lutfi al-Sayyid Marsot, Egypt in the Reign of Muhammad Ali , Cambridge UP, 1984. C. Richard Pennell, Morocco since 1830, A History , London: Hurst, 2000. Kenneth J. Perkins, A History of Modern Tunisia , Cambridge UP, 2004. Madawi Al-Rasheed, A History of Saudi Arabia , New York: Cambridge University Press, 2002. John Ruedy, Modern Algeria: the Origins and Development of a Nation, Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1992 (2 nd ed. 2005).
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