HISTORY 449 - Topics in Middle Eastern History
Section: 001 History of Iran in the Islamic Period
Term: WN 2018
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
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May not be repeated for credit.
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“History of Iran in the Islamic Period” is taught from the University of Maryland by renowned professor, Ahmet Karamustafa—an expert in the social and intellectual history of Sufism in particular and Islamic piety in general in the medieval and early modern periods—and shared virtually with the University of Michigan.

This course is a survey of Iranian history from the Arab Muslim conquests of the seventh century to the 1979 revolution. Topics covered range from Iran before Islam to the Sunni-Shi’i divide and the Shi’i Imams. This course also examines Iran in the early Islamic centuries, the Isma’ilis, Sufism and Iranian Shi’ism and the course finishes with a focus on the emergence of the Babi and Baha’i faiths, the Pahlavi period (1921-67), and the 1979 Revolution.

The course meets once a week in real-time using dynamic video-conferencing technology. In order to enhance the distance learning experience, remote students will study with a local adjunct professor. Additionally, Prof. Karamustafa will visit the U-M campus at least once during the semester.

HISTORY 449 - Topics in Middle Eastern History
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
Tu 3:30PM - 6:00PM
Note: Distance Learning Course with University of Maryland.
002 (LEC)
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
003 (LEC)
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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ISBN: 9780465019205
A history of Iran : empire of the mind, Author: Axworthy, Michael, Publisher: Basic Books 2016
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