Early Islamic World (HIST*2890) | College of Arts

Early Islamic World (HIST*2890)

Code and section: HIST*2890*01

Term: Fall 2015

Instructor: R. Worringer


Early Islamic World is an introductory survey of the themes, events, and issues that define pre-modern Islamic civilization, from its inception in Arabia as a minority religion among a small community of believers in the 7th century CE, to its development into a formidable political empire, and across continents and cultures to create a powerful if diverse world civilization that has endured. This course will begin with the emergence of early Islamic society and the Muslim faith. We will explore the challenges which arose as Islamic expansion and encounters with different peoples and traditions influenced the evolution of this far-reaching civilization. Due to the constraints of time, subject matter in this course will proceed chronologically from this early Islamic era up to roughly the 15th century; other courses will examine later periods of Islamic history.


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