The Last Ottoman Generation and the Making of the Modern Middle East
AUTHOR MEETS CRITCS
Michael Provence, University of California San Diego will present his book:
The Last Ottoman Generation and the Making of the Modern Middle East,
followed by comments from the two discussants:
Mogens Pelt, University of Copenhagen and
Isa Blumi Stockholm University
-and finally a Q&A session from the audience.
All are welcome.
From the publisher:
This book is a study of a crucial period in Middle Eastern history, tracing the period through popular political movements and the experience of colonial rule. In doing so, Provence emphasises the continuity between the late Ottoman and Colonial era, explaining how national identities emerged, and how the seeds were sown for many of the conflicts which have defined the Middle East in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Read more here
Michael Provence, University of California San Diego, teaches modern Middle East history. He received the Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 2001. During 2017-2018 he will be Chercheur Résident (Research Fellow in Residence), Institut d’Etudes Avancées de Nantes, France. In 2010-11 and 2014 Provence was an Alexander von Humboldt fellow at the Zentrum Moderner Orient in Berlin, Germany.
He is the author of two books: The Great Syrian Revolt and the Rise of Arab Nationalism(2005). Also in Arabic. And The Last Ottoman Generation and the Making of the Modern Middle East (2017)
His research focuses on the Ottoman, colonial, and post-colonial Arab world. Provence lived and studied over the course of many years in several Middle Eastern countries, particularly Syria and Lebanon between 1998 and 2006. He returns as often as possible.