Fall 2024 History GU4743 section 001

MANUSCRIPTS OF THE MUSLIM WORLD

MANUSCRIPTS OF THE MUSLIM

Call Number 10404
Day & Time
Location
R 10:10am-12:00pm
To be announced
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Tunc Sen
Type SEMINAR
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description

This course is designed to provide the foundations for exploring the rich and fascinating history of Islamic manuscripts from the 9th through the 19th century. Its structure is shaped mainly by thematic considerations in a notable chronological fashion. The meetings amount to a series of “cuts” through the topic and cover themes such as the paper revolution, authorship, scribal culture, technologies of book production, readers and their notes, libraries and book collections, or textual as well as extra-textual components of manuscripts. Over the semester, we will study key material, textual, and visual elements of Islamic book culture spanning many centuries and continents, and visit major historiographical questions on the millennium-long history of Islamic manuscript tradition before the widespread adoption of print technology.

Web Site Vergil
Department History
Enrollment 2 students (13 max) as of 1:06PM Thursday, July 18, 2024
Subject History
Number GU4743
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Section key 20243HIST4743W001