PETER JOHN SLUGLETT

PETER JOHN SLUGLETT portrait

Research

Research Statement

I am a historian of the 19th and 20th century Arab Middle East, of the area which is now Iraq, Syria and Lebanon. I am interested in 'straight' political and socio-economic history, as well as in the urban social history of a somewhat wider area (the Arab Mashreq as a whole, i.e. Egypt, 'Greater Syria'and Iraq'). In addition, I am interested in the realities and the legacy of colonial rule in the region, especially between about 1920 and 1948: I am also interest in dictatorship, opposition and the possibilities for democracy.