Turning Points in Middle Eastern History

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Turning Points in Middle Eastern History

2016

Much media coverage, however, is incomplete at best, failing to take account of either the complexities or the historical background of this pivotal region. For most of us, the real story of the Middle East remains untold....

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Eamonn Gearon

In This Series

Muslim Empires - Land, Language, Religion
Episode 1
Muslim Empires - Land, Language, Religion
Muhammad and the Dawn of Islam - 622
Episode 2
Muhammad and the Dawn of Islam - 622
Arab Invasion of North Africa - 639
Episode 3
Arab Invasion of North Africa - 639
Umayyad Caliphate in Damascus - 661
Episode 4
Umayyad Caliphate in Damascus - 661
Battle of Karbala - 680
Episode 5
Battle of Karbala - 680
Arab Invasion of Andalusia - 711
Episode 6
Arab Invasion of Andalusia - 711
Battle of Talas - 751
Episode 7
Battle of Talas - 751
The Founding of Baghdad - 762
Episode 8
The Founding of Baghdad - 762
Islamic Golden Age Begins - 813
Episode 9
Islamic Golden Age Begins - 813
Qairouan University - 859
Episode 10
Qairouan University - 859
The Fatimids of Cairo - 969
Episode 11
The Fatimids of Cairo - 969
Umayyad Exile in Cordoba - 784 - 1031
Episode 12
Umayyad Exile in Cordoba - 784 - 1031
Al-Ghazali and Orthodoxy - 1090
Episode 13
Al-Ghazali and Orthodoxy - 1090
Crusaders Capture Jerusalem - 1099
Episode 14
Crusaders Capture Jerusalem - 1099
Muslims in the Court of Roger II - 1130
Episode 15
Muslims in the Court of Roger II - 1130
Saladin: Chivalry and Conquest - 1187
Episode 16
Saladin: Chivalry and Conquest - 1187
The Egyptian Mamluks - 1250
Episode 17
The Egyptian Mamluks - 1250
Mongols Sack Baghdad - 1258
Episode 18
Mongols Sack Baghdad - 1258
Ottoman Empire Rises - 1299
Episode 19
Ottoman Empire Rises - 1299
Mansa Musa, Richest Man - 1324
Episode 20
Mansa Musa, Richest Man - 1324
Ibn Khaldun’s Masterpiece - 1377
Episode 21
Ibn Khaldun’s Masterpiece - 1377
Ottomans Seize Constantinople - 1453
Episode 22
Ottomans Seize Constantinople - 1453
Fall of Granada - 1492
Episode 23
Fall of Granada - 1492
Safavid Dynasty of Persia - 1501
Episode 24
Safavid Dynasty of Persia - 1501
Selim the Grim - 1512
Episode 25
Selim the Grim - 1512
Suleiman the Magnificent - 1520
Episode 26
Suleiman the Magnificent - 1520
Second Siege of Vienna - 1683
Episode 27
Second Siege of Vienna - 1683
The Saud-Wahhab Pact - 1744
Episode 28
The Saud-Wahhab Pact - 1744
Napoleon Invades Egypt - 1798
Episode 29
Napoleon Invades Egypt - 1798
Murder at the Citadel - 1811
Episode 30
Murder at the Citadel - 1811
French Invasion of Algeria - 1830
Episode 31
French Invasion of Algeria - 1830
East India Company in Yemen - 1839
Episode 32
East India Company in Yemen - 1839
Egypt, Europe, and the Suez Canal - 1869
Episode 33
Egypt, Europe, and the Suez Canal - 1869
Discovering Middle East Oil - 1908
Episode 34
Discovering Middle East Oil - 1908
World War I in the Desert - 1914
Episode 35
World War I in the Desert - 1914
The Last Caliphate Falls - 1924
Episode 36
The Last Caliphate Falls - 1924