A lecture by Michael Provence (UC San Diego)
The Great War and settlement affected the Ottoman and Balkan lands in ways still unfolding, but rarely deeply understood. This lecture seeks to uncover some of the ways post-WWI historiography has advanced some arguments stories or narratives, and suppressed or erased others. What kinds of alternative histories of the Arab-Ottoman East might materialize if we shift our focus?
Michael Provence is Professor, Department of History, University of California, San Diego. He earned a PhD in Modern Middle Eastern History from the University of Chicago. He has lived and studied in Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Turkey, Germany and France. He is the author of the books, The Last Ottoman Generation, published in 2017, and The Great Syrian Revolt, recently published and widely reviewed in Arabic translation, and many articles on the late Ottoman and colonial Middle East of the early 20th century.
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