Spring 2024 History GU4729 section 001

Sources and Methods in Islamic History

Source + Method Islamic H

Call Number 14734
Day & Time
T 2:10pm-4:00pm
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Ali Karjoo-Ravary
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description

This course trains students in approaching sources in Arabic and Persian from the premodern period. Depending on interest and experience, the course will expand to include Turkic and Hindvi/Urdu as well too. Students will gain a solid understanding of the wide range of historical writings in these languages, the conceptual and methodological problems involved in working with each, and how this source base changed over the centuries all the while reading exemplary historical studies that creatively and proficiently engaged with these materials. Students will gain proficiency in archival research while also reading a wide swathe of primary texts in the target languages (or in translation if students lack the proper language training). Upper intermediate Arabic and/or Persian preferred.

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Department History
Enrollment 6 students (15 max) as of 9:06PM Tuesday, July 23, 2024
Subject History
Number GU4729
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Note Add to waitlist & see instructions on SSOL
Section key 20241HIST4729W001