A global Middle East: mobility, materiality and culture in the modern age, 1880-1940

Liat Kozma (Editor), Cyrus Schayegh (Editor), Avner Wishnitzer (Editor)

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Abstract

The start of the twentieth century ushered in a period of unprecedented change in the Middle East. These transformations, brought about by the emergence of the modern state system and an increasing interaction with a more globalized economy, irrevocably altered the political and social structures of the Middle East, even as the region itself left its mark on the processes of globalization themselves. As a result of these changes, there was an intensification in the movement of people, commodities and ideas across the globe: commercial activity, urban space, intellectual life, leisure culture, immigration patterns and education - nothing was left untouched. It shows how even as the Middle East was responding to increased economic interactions with the rest of the world by restructuring not only local economies, but also cultural, political and social institutions, the region's engagement with these trends altered the nature of globalization itself.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherI.B. Tauris
Number of pages377
ISBN (Print)0857725114, 1780769423, 9780857725110, 9781780769424
StatePublished - 2015

Publication series

NameLMEH
PublisherI.B. Tauris
Volume50

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