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Бакалавриат 2021/2022

Россия и «Региональный Юг»: Ближний Восток, Центральная Азия и Кавказ (1800-2000)

Статус: Курс обязательный (Язык и литература Ирана)
Направление: 58.03.01. Востоковедение и африканистика
Когда читается: 4-й курс, 1, 2 модуль
Формат изучения: без онлайн-курса
Охват аудитории: для всех
Язык: английский
Кредиты: 3

Course Syllabus

Abstract

HSE University, Moscow Prof. Dr. Touraj Atabaki: tat@iisg.nl Weekday, time – time Moscow time Format: Lecture and Seminar Content of the Course: This course provides a general review and analysis of two hundred years history of Russian encounter with its southern neighbours. This course places the modern and contemporary political, economic and cultural developments in a broad historical framework. The course considers similarities and contrasts between south and the north as well as south-south.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • Aim of the Course: This course aims at providing students with a broad social- science perspective on the many cultures and societies of Central Asia, the Middle East and the Caucasus.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Getting familiarised with Modern Middle East thematic.
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • 1- Introduction (West Asia: Iran, Turkey and the Caucasus, Central Asia: Former Soviet South)
  • 2- Historiography and Political Culture in West and Central Asia
  • 3- Colonial Roots of Power in West and Central Asia
  • 4- Nineteenth-Century anti-Colonialism in West and Central Asia
  • 5- Constitutionalism without borders, West, Central Asia, the Caucasus
  • 6- The Russian Empire, Persia, and the Ottoman Empire in Early Twentieth-Century Revolutionary Turmoil
  • 7- The First World war and the End of Empires
  • 8- The Birth of the Soviet Union: Red Flag over West and Central Asia
  • 9- Authoritarian Modernization in West and central Asia
  • 10- Language, Cultural and other Identities
  • 11- Uneven Political and Economic Development in West and Central Asia
  • 12- God Fights Back: Islamism in West and Central Asia
  • 13- Iranian Revolution of 1979
  • 14- The Fall of the Soviet Union and its Impact on West and Central Asia
  • 15- Conclusion
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking presentation, attendance, work in seminars
  • non-blocking attendance, presentation, work in seminars
    Method of teaching: There are weekly lecture, sometimes followed by film presentations. Readings are assigned for each class and your understanding of these, as well as the information from the lectures and the videos, will be tested by way presentation and debate in the seminar. Participation: The course consists of weekly lecture and seminar. Students are required to attend all lecture and seminar and complete all readings before coming to class. Participation will be part of your grade. If classes are missed for no good reason, points will be deducted from your final grade. Grading: Your final grade will be based on your class attendance, your presentation and participation in seminar.
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (2 module)
    Method of teaching: There are weekly lecture, sometimes followed by film presentations. Readings are assigned for each class and your understanding of these, as well as the information from the lectures and the videos, will be tested by way presentation and debate in the seminar. Participation: The course consists of weekly lecture and seminar. Students are required to attend all lecture and seminar and complete all readings before coming to class. Participation will be part of your grade. If classes are missed for no good reason, points will be deducted from your final grade. Grading: Your final grade will be based on your class attendance, your presentation and participation in seminar.
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Arab nationalism : the politics of history and culture in the modern Middle East, Wien, P., 2017
  • Central Asia and Caucasus : transnationalism and diaspora, Atabaki, T., 2005
  • Making Uzbekistan : Nation, empire, and revolution in the early USSR, Khalid, A., 2015
  • Sources in the history of the modern Middle East, Khater, A. F., 2011
  • The modern Middle East : a political history since the First World War, Kamrava, M., 2013

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Kingmakers : the invention of the modern Middle East, Meyer, K. E., Brysac, S. B., 2008
  • Liberalization and growth in Asia : 21-st century challenges, Ariff, M., Khalid, A. M., 2005