Early Islam and Middle East
This course is an introduction to the history of Islamic civilizations from the advent of Islam around 610 C.E. to the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople in 1453. The principal geographic areas covered are the Middle East and North Africa. Since "Islam" encompasses not simply a religion but an entire cultural complex, this course will trace the development of religious, political, economic, and social institutions in this region. Topics covered include the early Islamic conquests, the rise of religious sectarianism, gender relations, and the expansion of Islamic empires. Pre-1800. 3 hrs lect./disc.
- Fall 2012
- Mahaney Center for the Arts 126(MCA 126)
- 9:05am-9:55am on Friday (Sep 10, 2012 to Dec 7, 2012)
- Febe Armanios
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