The Emergence of the Modern Middle East

Published by  
Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies and Tel Aviv University Press
Paperback , 310 pages , ₪100

 This book is the companion volume to Parts I and II of the authors' Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), The Emergence of the Modern Middle East, which was produced in collaboration with Coursera, and which has consistently been ranked among the top courses in the field of History by Class Central, the leading aggregator of MOOCs. 

From the Coursera course description:

"This course will discuss the emergence of the modern Middle East from the fall of the Ottoman Empire, at the end of the First World War to the present. It will discuss the Ottoman legacy in the region and the Western imperial impact on the creation of the Arab state system. The course will discuss the rise and retreat of Arab nationalism, the problems of internal cohesion of the Arab states, issues of religion and state, and the evolution of Islamist politics. It will also focus on the evolution of the Arab-Israeli conflict and its impact on the region and will conclude with an in depth analysis of the “Arab Spring” by placing these contemporary revolutionary events in their historical context."