Geography iran (pronounced ee-rahn), formerly known as persia, is situated at the crossroads of central asia, south asia, and the arab states of the middle east this strategic position—and its access to the persian gulf in the south—have made iran an important country throughout its history. Hand out unlabeled maps of the middle east and north africa to each student (maps can be found at national geographic — there is a specific one for the middle east region, but a map of africa. A region diverse in geography, ethnicity, religion, and cultural practice, the heterogeneity of the arab world means it is necessary to delve into the details of the economy and culture of each individual country in order to discover the opportunities available to the savvy businessman.
Geography the term middle east typically denotes southwest and central asia summary of the islamic middle east ca 650-900 (age of the caliphate) islamic world united as caliphate: which resulted from the melding of islamic and persian culture, emerged in iran and radiated to the west, north, and east. Human geography the ethnic and cultural diversity of the population of the middle east is as varied as any place on earth, save the new world from the balkans to the border of iran the term. The middle east is the common term for a region consisting of countries in southwest asia and, usually, at least part of north africa it is an interesting term – middle of what east of what. Middle east: middle east, the lands around the southern and eastern shores of the mediterranean sea, extending from morocco to the arabian peninsula and iran and, by some definitions, sometimes beyond learn more about the history of the classification of the region in this article.
Lesson 1 - introduction to the arab world the arab world consists of 22 countries in the middle east and north africa: algeria, bahrain, the comoros islands, djibouti, egypt, iraq, jordan, kuwait, lebanon, libya, iran and turkey are not arab countries and their primary languages are farsi and turkish respectively arab countries have a. The geography of the middle east the middle east is a large and diverse geographical area located in southwest asia and northeast africa it extends over 2,000 miles from the black sea in the north to the arabian sea in the south, and about 1,000 miles from the mediterranean sea in the west to the mountains of iran. The ethnic and cultural diversity of the population of the middle east is as varied as any place on earth, save the new world people in the middle east live a variety of lifestyles— nomadic and semi-nomadic, farming and fishing, and, increasingly, urban.
The middle east and north africa activities throughout history, the geography of the middle east has been at the heart of many of its most critical political and cultural moments an understanding of not only its present-day geography, but also its historical. This feature is not available right now please try again later. The new edition of the middle east todayprovides an accessible and comprehensive introductory textbook for undergraduate students of middle east studies, middle east politics and geographythis updated and revised edition features a host of pedagogical features to assist students with their learning, including detailed maps and images, case studies on key issues, boxed sections and.
Whether accommodation or conflict will occur among middle eastern ethnic groups depends on a myriad of factors including: ideology, geography, the regional environment, and the extent of modernization, secularization, and education. - introduction: middle east considers one of the most studied areas in the world due to its rich history of politics, social, economic, and its culture and civilization its borders are still arguable geographically, generally in the west it starts from morocco until iran in the east, however, many scholars don’t agree on including turkey. Most people–especially in the west–know very little about the middle east and the people that live there this lack of knowledge hurts our ability to understand, and engage in intelligent discussion about, current events.
Middle east culture search this site chapters introduction religion many countries in the middle east still have arranged marriages and require that women cover their head and/or face to varying degrees and are also more literate than country dwellers below is a photograph of tehran, which is the capital of iran traditionally. The middle east is a transcontinental region centered on western asia, turkey (both asian and european), near east was used in english to refer to the balkans and the ottoman empire, while middle east referred to iran, the caucasus, afghanistan, central asia, and turkestan. A collection of articles about geography of the middle east from teach mideast economics, politics, culture, history, language, arts, cities, countryside israel & the palestinians: key maps bbc gives interactive maps on israel and palestine palestinian territories physical geography of iran. Mesopotamia, the area between the tigris and euphrates rivers (in modern day iraq), is often referred to as the cradle of civilization because it is the first place where complex urban centers grew the history of mesopotamia, however, is inextricably tied to the greater region, which is comprised of the modern nations of egypt, iran, syria.
Middle east geography jerusalem and this five minute video provides an overview of its history and culture found by freealan in middle east geography november 5, 2011 at 10:24 pm favorites imperial history of the middle east from mapsofwarcom, produced by maps of wars. Capitals of the middle east countries – from a to d abu dhabi: although not the largest city in the country (dubai being larger), abu dhabi is the capital of the united arab emirates placed on an island, the population of abu dhabi equals 621,000 inhabitants (information correct as 2012. In my view, religion will continue to play an important role in the future for the middle east as they decide the fate of the palestinian/israeli conflict, determine the role of the persian nation of iran, and form the position of the region as a leader in world affairs.