Map Our Shared Past in the Mediterranean

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Topic Overview: The Arab Spring began in 2011 with uprising in Tunisia, Egypt, and a range of revolts and political responses in the Mediterranean World. Historical comparisons have been made between these events and Europe’s popular revolutions of…

(Muhammad Ali) Mehmet Ali of Egypt (1769-1825) enacted a series of reforms in Egypt that overhauled the Egyptian military, economy, and social hierarchy. This lesson asks students to evaluate his ultimate goals and methodology and to evaluate his…

Gamal Abdel Nasser’s role as a founding member of the Non-aligned movement in 1961 represented an alternative to the hegemony of US-USSR international world order. His ideology synthesized nationalism, anti-imperialism, and Pan-Arabism was not…

Topic Overview Mehmet Ali ruled the Ottoman province of Egypt from 1805 until his death in 1849, after which his heirs ruled Egypt up until 1953. Mehmet Ali grew up in the Ottoman domain of what is today Macedonia, the son of an Albanian merchant. …

The longest river on the planet, the Nile, flows through Africa into the Mediterranean. For thousands of years it has provided fresh water for agriculture and food for aquatic life. In 1970 the reconstruction of the Aswan High Dam was completed.…

Module 5: Reform and Social Change in the Mediterranean, 1798-1914 During the Long Nineteenth Century, new technologies brought Mediterranean peoples closer together across time and space, while the entire region became more accessible to world…

Module 2: The Mediterranean and Beyond in Antiquity Lessons in this module highlight numerous important developments that diffused into or from regions adjacent to the Mediterranean: horse riding and the wheel, food crops and spices, and three…
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