History: Middle East

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This page is about the Mideast and Mediterranean, and thus addresses countries in North Africa and Southern Europe, as well as those in the Middle East.  For detailed suggestions on finding relevant books see "Books" tab in this Research Guide.  Here are a few extra tips.

Try a Subject search in MARQCAT on  the name of a country combined with one of the following four categories:

politics and government
social life and customs
foreign relations

History is a narrower term for the Library of Congress than it is for most historians.  For LC it tends to be wars and revolutions.  All four categories together encompass what historians usually mean by history. 

Follow these steps:

1.  Go to the MARQCAT Box immediately below.

2.  Click on the dropdown arrow by the window on the left and select Subject.  

3.  In the window on the right enter the name of a country, such as turkey, followed by one of the four other terms noted above, for example:  turkey history. There are many subject headings, including byzantine empire and ottoman empire.

4.  Click on Submit.

Refine your search by exploring the subject headings under your topic.



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Reference Standouts in Print

For electronic reference resources see "E-Reference" on the drop-down menu for this page.

MEMRI--Middle East Media Research Institute

History in Dispute

History in Dispute is a series of e-books featuring articles by numerous authors on all aspects of their subjects.  A section on a particular dispute will provide essays on either side of a historical controversy, as well as a bibliography and usually a primary source.