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    Middle East studies in Spain: a report on research sources

    Colas, Alejandro (1997) Middle East studies in Spain: a report on research sources. Journal of North African Studies 2 (3), pp. 46-59. ISSN 1362-9387.

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    This essay provides an overview of the research sources on the Middle East currently available in Spanish universities, libraries and research centres. A century‐and‐a‐half of Spanish scholarship on the Middle East (as we shall see below, mainly concerned with the Arab world)1 has produced a considerable number of institutions dedicated to the study of this region and its relationship to the Iberian peninsula. Most of these emerged out of specific conjunctures in contemporary Spanish history, and their development was in turn strongly conditioned by the social and political upheavals which Spain has undergone during this century. This experience has produced three broad types of institutions: universities; official government bodies; and independent research centres/non‐governmental organisations (NGOs). Although there is considerable historical overlap between them, the ascendancy of each kind of organisation roughly corresponded to a specific period in Spanish history.


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    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2017 16:45
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:35


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