Episode 5: Qaramanlis and Corsairs

In this episode we backtrack the narrative two centuries to when the Qaramanli Dynasty came to power in Tripoli, and how they engaged in a campaign of piracy that eventually lead to their demise. 

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Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East 1776-Present, Michael B. Oren

Thomas Jefferson’s Quran: Islam and the Founders, Denise A. Spellberg

Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates, Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger

Episode 0: Sylabus

Welcome to the History of the Modern Middle East, a podcast about exactly what the title says. I'm going to be telling the story of the Modern Middle East (1900-Present), and how it has shaped the world. You will learn about the stories of Leaders and Commoners; Reformers and Reactionaries; Invaders and Resisters; Revolutionaries and Terrorists. This is a story that needs to be told, and we in the English Speaking World have neglected in our studies. Understanding this land and its history is vital to understanding our world today. So welcome to the story. 

Here is episode 0 for you to enjoy. 

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