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Adam Mestyan, Assistant Professor

Adam Mestyan

Currently, I am working on my second monograph, Modern Arab Kingship, an international history of Arab monarchies and Western imperialism from the late nineteenth century until the 1950s in the former Ottoman territories. In addition, I prepare for my next project about law, nature, and inequality in twentieth-century Arab countries. My first monograph was Arab Patriotism: The Ideology and Culture of Power in Late Ottoman Egypt (Princeton University Press, 2017).

I am committed to create free and online tools for scholarship and the public. I supervise an online bibliography project on Arabic periodicals: Jara'id: A Chronology of Nineteenth-Century Periodicals in Arabic; and co-direct a digital humanities project on the urban history of Cairo.

I welcome research students interested in any aspect of this region's modern history in the global context who wish to carry out research based on primary sources in the languages of the region.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  Office 318; 114 Campus Drive, Carr Building (East Campus), Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 684-2343
Email Address: send me a message
Web Pages:  http://www.adammestyan.com/
http://press.princeton.edu/titles/11033.html

Teaching (Fall 2019):

  • HISTORY 167S.01, GTWY SEM: NATIONALISM Synopsis
    Class Bldg 106, W 08:30 AM-11:00 AM
    (also cross-listed as CULANTH 167S.01, SOCIOL 167S.01)
  • HISTORY 214.01, THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST Synopsis
    Gray 228, TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
    (also cross-listed as AMES 127.01, JEWISHST 258.01)
Office Hours:

Wednesday 1-3 pm or by appointment.
Education:

Ph.D.Eotvos Lorand University (Hungary)2011
Ph.D.Central European University (Hungary)2011
M.A.Central European University (Hungary)2007
M.A.Eotvos Lorand University (Hungary)2005
M.A.Eotvos Lorand University (Hungary)2004
Keywords:

Arab World • Islam • Middle East • Middle East--Languages • Nationalism • Nationalism and literature • Nationalism and the arts • Social history • Theater and nationalism

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Mestyan, A, Matthew Ellis, Desert Borderland: The Making of Modern Egypt and Libya (Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 2018). Pp. 280. $65.00 cloth. ISBN: 9781503605008, International Journal of Middle East Studies, vol. 51 no. 2 (May, 2019), pp. 325-327, Cambridge University Press (CUP) [doi]
  2. Mestyan, A, Domestic Sovereignty, A'yan Developmentalism, and Global Microhistory in Modern Egypt, Comparative Studies in Society and History, vol. 60 no. 2 (April, 2018), pp. 415-445, Cambridge University Press (CUP) [doi]  [abs]
  3. Mestyan, A, Upgrade?: Power and sound during Ramadan and ‘Id al-fitr in the nineteenth-century Ottoman Arab provinces, Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, vol. 37 no. 2 (January, 2017), pp. 262-279, Duke University Press [doi]  [abs]
  4. Mestyan, A, Arab Patriotism - The Ideology and Culture of Power in Late Ottoman Egypt (2017), Princeton University Press, ISBN 9780691172644  [abs]
  5. Mestyan, A, Ali Yaycioglu, Partners of the Empire: The Crisis of the Ottoman Order in the Age of Revolutions (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2016), The Hungarian Historical Review, vol. 6 no. 1 (2017), pp. 243-246


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