Academic Programs 

Islamic History I   IS-624-4/1-HI  Fall 2002

This 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 Khaldun’s Muqaddima. 


Meeting Day, Time and Dates: 
Tuesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 6:50 p.m.
Location: Room  205

Professor Ingrid Mattson

Contact Information:
(860) 509-9531
Dr. Mattson's web page

Course Syllabus
Class web site



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Fall 2002 Course Schedule