Topic: historical theory and methodology

Description:reflection paper When completing your responses, you may consider the following questions: What were the authors’ arguments? Did you find them convincing?

Why or why not? What evidence did they provide? What kinds of sources did they use? Where did the authors agree or disagree?

Why? How were the authors’ ideas related to one another? What did you find odd, maddening, or interesting? Why? your evaluation should present evidence from the readings and tie them together as appropriate ( please tie both readings together).

Benedict Anderson, Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of
Nationalism, Rev. ed. (London; New York: Verso, 2006), 1-19; 37-46. [E-book available
on AUC Library website]

Ziad Fahmy, “Media-Capitalism: Colloquial Mass Culture and Nationalism in Egypt,
1908-18,” International Journal of Middle East Studies 42, no. 1 (February 2010): 83–103