History of the Middle East – 600 A.D. to Today

A comprehensive overview of the Middle East and its social, cultural, religious, military, and political history.

Become highly informed on the past and present of the Middle East in minutes a day with this introductory history course.

What you’ll learn

  • By the end of this course you will know as much about Middle East history and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as you would after a year-long college course but in a fraction of the time and money..
  • You will get 25 lectures and over six hours of content!.

Course Content

  • The Beginning of the Middle East: From Pre-History to Muhammed –> 2 lectures • 28min.
  • The Beginning of Islam and Its Early Centuries –> 4 lectures • 44min.
  • The Middle East During the Middle Ages –> 5 lectures • 1hr 17min.
  • The Middle East in the Modern Era and The Creation of Israel –> 6 lectures • 1hr 4min.
  • The Middle East and Global Politics –> 8 lectures • 1hr 19min.
  • Audio Downloads for Lectures 1-25 –> 25 lectures • 4hr 52min.
  • Slideshows for Lectures 1-25 –> 25 lectures • 0min.

History of the Middle East - 600 A.D. to Today

Requirements

Become highly informed on the past and present of the Middle East in minutes a day with this introductory history course.

  • Know as much about Middle East history as a history major
  • Learn in a fraction of the time and money
  • Understand the intricacies of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
  • Sound highly knowledgeable about world affairs to your friends and associates.
  • Learn history through highly entertaining videos and audio lectures

To most Westerners the Middle East and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict appear utterly bewildering. Palestinians want to bomb Israelis that force them at gunpoint to live in restricted parts of the country. Arab leaders are furious about this situation and want Israelis “wiped off the map” and their land given back to Palestinians, even though the real estate of the Holy Land looks something like rural Utah. And nearly all the world’s leaders see fit to chime in on this dispute over the two tiny lands.

To untangle the modern Middle East conflict and the 2,000 years behind it, this course is divided into 25 concise lectures. Each one is devoted to a major theme in Middle East history, such as the beginning of Islam, the Crusades, Genghis Khan, and the beginning of Israel in 1948. Each lecture is 10-20 minutes, giving you a fast overview of the issues to understand how they connect Middle East current events.

STUDENT TESTIMONIALS:

The instructor clearly demonstrates the relevance of the topic to ongoing conflicts and issues in our world today. If you want to better understand the world or just like learning something new, do yourself a favor and buy this course!” — Raj Lulla

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