AAPTIS 493 - Comparative Perspectives of the Middle East and North Africa
Section: 001 War and Warfare in the Mid East and North Africa
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish, and Islamic Studies (AAPTIS)
Department: LSA Near Eastern Studies
Credits:
1
Other:
Minicourse
Waitlist Capacity:
10
Waitlist Notes:
cmenas@umich.edu
Class Misc Info:
Meets 09/08/09-12/14/09. (Drop/Add deadline=09/28/09.).
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Rackham Information:
Rackham credit requires additional work.
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The region of the Middle/Near East and North Africa has witnessed numerous wars and armed conflicts since ancient times up to the present. Some were a result of territorial expansion by imperial states or nomadic invasions; others were triggered by local competition for resources between two or more countries of the region. Still others were intended or unintended outcomes of broader geopolitical confrontations, such as WWI and WWII and, later on, the Cold War between the Soviet Union and the Western world. Military technology evolved from the first use of camels and chariots to gunpowder and canon, more recently, also to chemical weapons. Slave armies and feudal military have been replaced by the mass conscripted armies of modern nation states. On the ideological plane, wars and military conflicts have been justified by reference to a wide variety of causes, from the “liberation” of the Holy Land from an “infidel” enemy to Europe’s “civilizing mission”; from establishing the homeland for a people that did not have one to stopping the proliferation of WMD, to the spread of nationalism, Socialism, Islamism, democracy, and so on. Our seminar will examine the political, societal, demographic, and military dimensions of wars and military conflicts in the region as well as their ideological justifications across the centuries. As in previous terms, enrollment will consist mainly of upper-level undergraduates and graduate students of various academic backgrounds.

AAPTIS 493 - Comparative Perspectives of the Middle East and North Africa
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