Historians have assigned many different dates to the emergence of modernity in Egypt and the Middle East or Ottoman Empire. When do you think that modernity began in Egypt and/or the Middle East/Ottoman Empire and why? Accordingly, explain why you disagree with the other approaches?
1,000 word (maximum) response
Make one central argument at the beginning of the essay.
Incorporate at least three components that support your argument. Remember to subjectively define “modernity” as part of your answer.