AAPTIS 461 - The First Millennium of the Islamic Near East
Section: 001
Term: FA 2012
Subject: Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish, and Islamic Studies (AAPTIS)
Department: LSA Near Eastern Studies
Credits:
3
Other:
WorldLit
Waitlist Capacity:
5
Advisory Prerequisites:
Junior standing.
Other Course Info:
Taught in English.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This is the first course in a two-course introductory sequence (442 and 443) that covers Near Eastern history from the era of Muhammad to the present. Our purpose is to introduce you to (and give you some practice in) methods of studying the Near East as well as to some of the content of Near Eastern history; we expect no previous background in the field.

This course begins with the background and rise of Islam and ends in the heyday of the Ottoman Turkish and Safavid Persian empires, circa 1700. Although the basic organization of the course is chronological, we will discuss topics in such areas as politics and governance, religion (formal and 'folk,' including theology and mysticism), law, foreign relations and war, art and architecture, literature, economics, and social life. The classes will include lectures by (and probably discussions between) the instructors, and there will also be weekly class discussion of the assigned readings. In addition to the final examination, students will be expected to prepare two three-page exercises based on the readings, which will consist of modern scholarly works and translated medieval sources.

AAPTIS 461 - The First Millennium of the Islamic Near East
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
27040
Open
16
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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ISBN: 9780226388069
Ottoman Empire and Islamic tradition, Author: Itzkowitz, Norman., Publisher: University of Chicago Press 1980
Required
ISBN: 9780684832807
The Middle East : a brief history of the last 2,000 years, Author: Bernard Lewis., Publisher: Simon & Schuster 1st Touchs 1997
Required
ISBN: 9780521588133
The formation of Islam : religion and society in the Near East, 600-1800, Author: Jonathan P. Berkey., Publisher: Cambridge University Press [Online-Au 2008
Optional
ISBN: 9780520248403
Moorish Spain, Author: Fletcher, Richard A., Publisher: Univ. of California Press 2006
Optional
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