Appendix A1: The Rise of the Turks

Appendix A1 covers the history of the Turks, from their prehistoric origins in Central Asia, to the capture of Constantinople in 1453.

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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. 

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