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60419-01 - Seminar: A comparative history of modern Jordan and Iraq 3 KP

Semester Frühjahrsemester 2021
Angebotsmuster einmalig
Dozierende Aline Schläpfer (aline.schlaepfer@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt After the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, political rule over modern (Trans-)Jordan and Iraq was attributed to two Arab brothers of Hijazi origins, King Abdallah and King Faysal. While on the surface, the two sister-monarchies looked alike, their cultural, social and ethno-religious background differed in many ways. The two countries also took different political trajectories. While the Hashemite monarchy still exists today in Jordan, in Iraq the monarchy was overthrown by the Republicans in the late 1950s, followed by other changes of regime. The aim of this seminar is to explore, in a comparative perspective, a century of social, political and cultural upheavals, from the early mandates years (1920s) until the popular uprisings that took place during the first decades of the twentieth century. Eventually, a century later, what commonalities remain between the two societies, and why?

This class is based on interactive learning teaching methods. Students are expected to attend classes regularly, have done the weekly readings (available on ADAM), and be prepared to discuss them in class. Classes are taught in English but students can comment and ask questions in either German or English.
Lernziele On completion of this class, students will be able to:
- Identify and recall key events and historical milestones in the history of modern Jordan and Iraq
- Describe and discuss major social, political, and cultural issues debated in modern Jordan and Iraq
- Analyze and critically reflect on original sources (English or Arabic)
- Identify and distinguish various trends within historiographical debates (past and current)
- Discuss advantages and drawbacks of comparison in history
Literatur *Introductory works include:
Abu Nuwwar, Maʼan, The History of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Oxford, Ithaca Press, 1989.
Anderson, Betty, Nationalist Voices in Jordan : The Street and the State, Austin, University of Texas Press, 2005.
Bashkin, Orit, The Other Iraq. Pluralism and Culture in Hashemite Iraq, Stanford, Stanford University Press, 2009.
Eilon, Joab B., and Alon, Yoav, The Making of Jordan: Tribes, Colonialism and the Modern State, London, New York, I. B. Tauris, 2007.
Farouk-Sluglett, M., and Sluglett, P., Iraq Since 1958: From Revolution to Dictatorship, London, I B Tauris, 2001.
Robins, Philip, A History of Jordan, Cambridge, CUP, 2004.
Rogan, Eugene, and Bell, Tariq, Village, Steppe and State: The Social Origins of Modern Jordan, London, British Academic Press, 1994.
Sluglett, Peter, Britain in Iraq. Contriving King and Country, Londres, IB Tauris, 2007 (1976).
Tripp, Charles R. H., A History of Iraq, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2007 (2000).

*Weekly readings will be announced in the syllabus and scanned copies made available on ADAM
Bemerkungen The course will be offered for the modules "Themen der Near & Middle Eastern Studies" and "Vertiefung Near & Middle Eastern Studies"


Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz


Intervall 14-täglich
Datum 01.03.2021 – 31.05.2021
Zeit Montag, 14.15-18.00 - Online Präsenz -
Datum Zeit Raum
Montag 01.03.2021 14.15-18.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Montag 15.03.2021 14.15-18.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Montag 29.03.2021 14.15-18.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Montag 12.04.2021 14.15-18.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Montag 26.04.2021 14.15-18.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Montag 10.05.2021 14.15-18.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Montag 31.05.2021 14.15-18.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Module Modul: Areas: Europa Global (Master Studiengang Europäische Geschichte in globaler Perspektive )
Modul: Erweiterung Gesellschaftswissenschaften M.A. (Master Studienfach Politikwissenschaft)
Modul: Europäisierung und Globalisierung (Masterstudium: European Global Studies)
Modul: Themen der Near & Middle Eastern Studies (Master Studienfach Near & Middle Eastern Studies)
Modul: Vertiefung Near & Middle Eastern Studies (Master Studienfach Near & Middle Eastern Studies)
Wahlbereich Master Geschichte: Empfehlungen (Master Studienfach Geschichte)
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung Anmelden: Belegen; Abmelden: nicht erforderlich
Wiederholungsprüfung keine Wiederholungsprüfung
Skala Pass / Fail
Wiederholtes Belegen nicht wiederholbar
Zuständige Fakultät Philosophisch-Historische Fakultät, studadmin-philhist@unibas.ch
Anbietende Organisationseinheit Fachbereich Nahost-Studien