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Comparative Transformations in the Near East and Eurasia
This seminar is a comparative survey of the political, intellectual, religious, and cultural transformations of the lands of the Near East and Eurasia from the late seventeenth to the early twentieth centuries. The course investigates the common geopolitical, economic, and intellectual challenges that Western Europe posed to the societies of the Near East and Eurasia. It seeks to understand the responses of the latter on their own terms, and to relate them to each other. The course aims to stimulate students to move beyond regional particularities and think outside the models and assumptions provided by European historiography.
Sample reading list:
Albert Hourani, Arabic Thought in the Liberal Age
Andrzej Walicki, A History of Russian Thought
Serif Mardin, The Genesis of Young Ottoman Thought
Adeeb Khalid, The Politics of Muslim Cultural Reform
Laura Englestein, Slavophile Empire
Kemal Karpat, The Politicization of Islam
Not Open to Freshmen.
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