AAPTIS 291 - Topics in Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish and Islamic Studies
Section: 101 Warfare, State and Society in Medieval Islam: From Muhammad through the Crusades
Term: SP 2008
Subject: Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish, and Islamic Studies (AAPTIS)
Department: LSA Middle East Studies
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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This course will examine the effects of warfare on the development of the Islamic world from the advent of Islam through the Crusades. The focus will be on the rationales for war, the enlistment and payment of the military, and the relationship between political, religious, and social leaders and military leaders. Topics covered will include jihad, slave soldiers, the Islamic Conquests, volunteer warriors, and more. While there are no pre-requisites, prior knowledge of the history of the Islamic world will be useful and helpful. Students will be evaluated through three short quizzes, a final research paper, and an in-class presentation.

Hugh Kennedy's 'The Armies of the Caliphs' along with a number of shorter articles made available through CTools will be required for the course.

Each three hour session will be split between an hour and a half long thematic lecture and an hour and a half long group discussion of the day's topic and primary source materials in translation.

AAPTIS 291 - Topics in Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish and Islamic Studies
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101 (LEC)
TuTh 1:00PM - 4:00PM
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