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An introductory guide to research in Middle Eastern Studies.

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Welcome to the

Research Guide to Middle Eastern Studies

at Sacred Heart University!

This guide has been designed to assist students pursuing research and exploration of topics in Middle Eastern studies through minors and individual course work. This guide is also meant to provide faculty with a resource to aid in the pursuit of teaching and guiding students through the critical and important questions of these disciplines. 


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Middle East Region

The Middle East is located in the south-central portion of the Eurasian continent. The countries in this region include Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Cyprus, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. The West Bank and Gaza Strip are also in this region, however, are not an autonomous nation. Many modern geographers prefer the term Southwest Asia. 


Anderson, D. (2016). Middle East (region). Salem Press Encyclopedia.