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HIST 280Z: Reading Seminar: Topics in World History: Modernization and Nationalism in the Middle East

Research guide to accompany Prof. Atamaz's seminar.


Use this guide as a starting point for resources on the topics of modernization and nationalism in the Middle East, with an emphasis on the Ottoman Empire/Turkey, Egypt, and Iran. The University Library, especially the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection, has an array of materials available to meet your research needs. Feel free to contact me by e-mail or phone for further assistance or to make an appointment for an individual research consultation.

Note: Throughout this guide, all links open in new windows.

Map of the Middle East

From Encyclopaedia Britannica.

About the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection

Wide-angle view of the Tsakopoulos Hellenic CollectionFor more information about the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection, visit the Collection's Web site; for an in-depth profile, see my article "The Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection at California State University, Sacramento: A Beacon of Hellenism in the Western United States," Journal of Modern Greek Studies 26:1 (2008) 19-27.


With the exception of the rare and media materials, the Collection is housed in a separate, named area on the third floor of the University Library and is accessible the same hours as the main library building. Rare and archival materials are located in the Gerth Department of Special Collections and University Archives, which has more limited hours, and media materials can be found either in the User Services Department (audiovisual) or on the second floor (microforms).


Materials in the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection have several designated locations (click on thumbnail images for larger maps):

2 North Microfilm Collection (Cabinets 56-57) Thumbnail of 2 North Microform Area Detail
3 North Tsakopoulos
3 North Tsakopoulos Oversize
3 North Tsakopoulos Juvenile
3 North Tsakopoulos Reference
Gerth Special Collections and University Archives (1 South) Detail of 1 South map showing Gerth Special Collections and University Archives
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