Fall 2024 History UN2709 section 001

Medieval Middle East

Call Number 13509
Day & Time
MW 10:10am-11:25am
To be announced
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Ali Karjoo-Ravary
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description

This course is an introduction to the medieval Middle East, starting from the Abbasid caliphate at its peak and ending with the establishment of the Timurid empire.  It explores political, social, and intellectual trends that configured the region’s later history, emphasizing both its complexity and interconnectedness. The course will feature not only on the Middle East and North Africa, but also other regions such as North India and Andalusia, considering the role of the Islamicate world in global history. Special attention will be given to political formations, intellectual and social diversity, and Islam as a cultural system. Students will be introduced to a large number of primary sources from different regions, languages, and religious communities, including objects, art, and music. Students will learn to analyze these materials and understand how history is written and made. This course does not presume any foreknowledge of the topic.

Web Site Vergil
Department History
Enrollment 29 students (35 max) as of 1:06PM Thursday, July 18, 2024
Subject History
Number UN2709
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Section key 20243HIST2709W001