Introduction

Antiquity through the Twentieth Century
  • Teresa Brawner Bevis

Abstract

As World War II drew to a close, the United States and the Middle East were embarking upon what would become a long and abiding collaboration of academic exchange. The engagement was not accidental. A complex history of events and situations had well established the foundation upon which such an enduring collaboration could develop and grow. A unique set of circumstances had put that foundation into place—the century-long presence of American Christian missionaries, the discovery and development of oil in several Middle Eastern countries, the urgent need for a new generation of well-trained professionals in the region, and the rise of US higher education to the level of “best in the world.”

Keywords

Petroleum Tuberculosis Syria Drilling Turkey 

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