Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Edmund Burke III ─ Toward a Comparative History of the Modern Mediterranean

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

5 p.m.

Joukowsky Forum

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Today, the Mediterranean appears as a land of contradictions—not just the abode of vibrant cultures and histories, but also an economic and political basket case. Burke suggests that only a world historical perspective can help us to transcend such culturally-based views. The modern Mediterranean, he suggests, emerged in the context of deep ecohistorical transformations. These gave rise to common strategies of development as well as divergent outcomes.

Middle East Studies