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Turning Points in Middle Eastern History

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Turning Points in Middle Eastern History

Turning Points in Middle Eastern History
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The Middle East is a critically important area of our world. And, with its current prominence in international affairs, media images of the Middle East reach us on a daily basis.

Much media coverage, however, is incomplete at best, failing to take account of either the complexities or the historical background of this pivotal region. For most of us, the real story of the Middle East remains untold. What made this crucial geopolitical area what it is today? What forces and factors underlie what we read in the news, and what drives the current challenges the Middle East both faces and poses? In coming to terms with the present and future of the Middle East, an understanding of its history is not only highly valuable, but essential.

Consider these revealing matters, which bring historical perspective to current events:

Much popular thought regards the Muslim world as irrevocably separate from and opposed to the West. To the contrary, history shows a spectrum of mutually beneficial alliances between European and Middle Eastern states.
Islam began on the Arabian peninsula. The political capital moved to Damascus, and in the 8th century, Baghdad was built to be its new capital. These developments broadened the cultural and political perspective of Islam from an Arab worldview to include the heterogeneous Muslim world.
For thousands of years, the Middle East has been a crossroads of continents, trade, and conquest. Its centrality and diversity have brought material wealth, cultural treasures, and a tremendous exchange of knowledge—and have sparked conflicts leading to political instability and warfare.

Now, Turning Points in Middle Eastern History offers you a penetrating look at the fascinating and thoroughly remarkable past of this storied part of the world. Taught by professorial lecturer and Middle East expert Eamonn Gearon of Johns Hopkins University, these 36 lectures unfurl a breathtaking panorama of history, exploring a 1,300-year window from the rise of the warrior prophet Muhammad to the fall of the Ottoman Empire after World War I. The history you’ll discover here is as dazzling as anything in the Arabian Nights, and is all the more astonishing for being the true story of the Middle East.

Each lecture focuses on a specific historical moment that changed the direction of events or the narrative of history. By investigating these momentous happenings that have most significantly shaped the Middle East and its diverse societies, you’ll gain a deeply informed understanding of how the past informs the present.

Turning Points: Radical Breaks with the Past

In this riveting inquiry, you’ll witness world-changing occurrences such as the birth and phenomenal rise of Islam, the expansion and decline of the Ottoman Empire, and the dramatic discovery of Middle Eastern oil. You’ll accompany the armies of Islam as they invade North Africa and Spain, forever altering civilization in those regions, and witness the Battle of Karbala, where Muhammad’s heirs—the Sunni and Shia—split once and for all.

In the course’s middle section, you’ll discover the wonders of the Islamic Golden Age, and marvel at the superlative advances in astronomy, mathematics, medicine, and literature—and the preservation of classical Greek and Roman wisdom—that unfolded in global centers of learning such as Baghdad, Cairo, and Cordoba.

You’ll follow the dynamic empire building of the Persian Safavids, the Egyptian Mamluks, and the legendary Ottomans, among others. The breakup of the Ottoman Empire yielded most of the modern states of the Middle East. The far-reaching impacts of its rise and fall, plus the long-lasting influence of the 18th-century Saud-Wahhab Pact—between a desert ruler and a religious reformer, creating today’s Kingdom of Saudi Arabia—are two more expressions of how the past suffuses the present.

Throughout the course, you’ll rub shoulders with numerous remarkable people, including the brilliant and famously chivalrous Muslim general Saladin; Shajar ad-Durr, the only female sultan in Islamic history to rule in her own right; and the dashing Lawrence of Arabia, a key player at the birth of Middle Eastern nationalism.

TTC8340 S01E01 Muslim Empires - Land, Language, Religion.mp4
TTC8340 S01E02 Muhammad and the Dawn of Islam - 622.mp4
TTC8340 S01E03 Arab Invasion of North Africa - 639.mp4
TTC8340 S01E04 Umayyad Caliphate in Damascus - 661.mp4
TTC8340 S01E05 Battle of Karbala - 680.mp4
TTC8340 S01E06 Arab Invasion of Andalusia - 711.mp4
TTC8340 S01E07 Battle of Talas - 751.mp4
TTC8340 S01E08 The Founding of Baghdad - 762.mp4
TTC8340 S01E09 Islamic Golden Age Begins - 813.mp4
TTC8340 S01E10 Qairouan University - 859.mp4
TTC8340 S01E11 The Fatimids of Cairo - 969.mp4
TTC8340 S01E12 Umayyad Exile in Cordoba - 784 - 1031.mp4
TTC8340 S01E13 Al-Ghazali and Orthodoxy - 1090.mp4
TTC8340 S01E14 Crusaders Capture Jerusalem - 1099.mp4
TTC8340 S01E15 Muslims in the Court of Roger II - 1130.mp4
TTC8340 S01E16 Saladin - Chivalry and Conquest - 1187.mp4
TTC8340 S01E17 The Egyptian Mamluks - 1250.mp4
TTC8340 S01E18 Mongols Sack Baghdad - 1258.mp4
TTC8340 S01E19 Ottoman Empire Rises - 1299.mp4
TTC8340 S01E20 Mansa Musa, Richest Man - 1324.mp4
TTC8340 S01E21 Ibn Khaldun's Masterpiece - 1377.mp4
TTC8340 S01E22 Ottomans Seize Constantinople - 1453.mp4
TTC8340 S01E23 Fall of Granada - 1492.mp4
TTC8340 S01E24 Safavid Dynasty of Persia - 1501.mp4
TTC8340 S01E25 Selim the Grim - 1512.mp4
TTC8340 S01E26 Suleiman the Magnificent - 1520.mp4
TTC8340 S01E27 Second Siege of Vienna - 1683.mp4
TTC8340 S01E28 The Saud-Wahhab Pact - 1744.mp4
TTC8340 S01E29 Napoleon Invades Egypt - 1798.mp4
TTC8340 S01E30 Murder at the Citadel - 1811.mp4
TTC8340 S01E31 French Invasion of Algeria - 1830.mp4
TTC8340 S01E32 East India Company in Yemen - 1839.mp4
TTC8340 S01E33 Egypt, Europe, and the Suez Canal - 1869.mp4
TTC8340 S01E34 Discovering Middle East Oil - 1908.mp4
TTC8340 S01E35 World War I in the Desert - 1914.mp4
TTC8340 S01E36 The Last Caliphate Falls - 1924.mp4

Turning Points in Middle Eastern History
Turning Points in Middle Eastern History
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