course will explore the history of Islamic civilization from
its beginnings in seventh century Arabia until the
establishment of the Ottoman Empire in the fifteenth century.
Attention will be given to the structure of political
institutions, the changing nature of the caliphate, as well as
social trends and important cultural developments.
Students will read selections of important primary sources in
translation, such as Arabic and Persian poetry, Mawardi’s
Ordinances of Government, Ibn Battuta’s Travels, and Ibn
Day, Time and Dates:
from 4:30 p.m. to 6:50 p.m.
Location: Room 205