W3719 History of the Modern Middle East - Audio
by Professor Richard Bulliet
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This course covers the History of the Middle East from the 18th century until the present, examining the region ranging from Morocco to Iran and including the Ottoman Empire. It focuses on transformations in the states of the region, external intervention, and the emergence of modern nation-states, as well as aspects of social, economic, cultural and intellectual history of the region.
||Lecture 1 Introduction 1.20.09||--||3/2/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||Lecture 2 The Big Crunch and Big Bang Theory of Islamic History 1.22.09||--||2/23/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||Lecture 3 Geography and Inequality 1.27.09||--||2/23/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||Lecture 4 "Inequality" vs "Difference" 1.29.09||--||2/23/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||Lecture 5 Land Ownership 2.3.09||--||2/23/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||Lecture 8 The Islamic Universe of Social Discourse 2.12.09||--||2/17/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||Lecture 7 The Sword, the Pen and the Turban 2.10.09||--||2/23/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||Lecture 6 Gunpowder Empires and the Canonical History of the Middle East 2.5.09||--||2/23/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||Lecture 9 Secular Nationalism 2.17.09||--||2/17/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||Lecture 10 Assessing Change over Time 2.19.09||--||2/19/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||Lecture 11 Change and Popular Culture: the Late 19th Century 2.24.09||--||2/24/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||Lecture 12 Iran in the 19th Century 2.26.09||--||2/26/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||Lecture 13 Intellectual Trends Under Sultan Abdul Hamid II 3.3.09||--||3/3/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||Lecture 14 The Committee for Union and Progress 3.5.09||--||3/11/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||Lecture 15 World War I 3.10.09||--||3/11/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||Lecture 16 The Time Between Wars 3.24.09||--||3/25/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||Lecture 17 Palestine and Zionism 3.26.09||--||3/27/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||Lecture 18 The Question of Islamic Authority 3.31.09||--||4/1/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||Lecture 19 New Muslim Organizations 4.2.09||--||4/3/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||Lecture 20 Cold War 4.9.09||--||4/10/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||Lecture 21 Oil and the State 4.14.09||--||4/15/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||Lecture 22 The Neomamluck State 4.16.09||--||4/17/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||Lecture 23 Iran Under the Shahs 4.21.09||--||4/22/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||Lecture 24 The Islamic Republic of Iran 4.23.09||--||4/28/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||Lecture 25 A New Era of Violence 4.28.09||--||4/29/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||Lecture 26 The End of Middle East History 4.30.09||--||5/1/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
Can you Hear Me Now?
Audio Quality was terrible.... sounded like a cassett recorder set up in the next to last row.
I generally listen to audiobooks and lectures during my commute to work. I would have loved to hear this one. Unfortunately the poor quality of the recordings made that impossible. I'm not sure why this is even on itunes.
History of the Modern Middle East, Columbia U.
So useful for a survey of the area. I'd recommend it to others who, like me, are starting with a sketchy grasp of the subject.
Two suggestions to the professor and the producer:
Professor Bulliet, don't say 'uh' unless you mean it. You say it at least once in every sentence. That's mean to your listeners and unfair to your good thinking. That said, please come to Chicago and let the Columbia Alumni Club invite you for an evening.
Recordist, get better audio. With modern tiny digital recorders, you can have him wear a recorder and not have to publish echoey audio.
I've listened to three lectures, including listening to the 19th century one twice. I can't wait to hear the rest, even though I had those small and fixable issues.