This course offers and in-depth introduction to modern Muslim history. Our exploration will be based on historically broad case studies, from the 16th to the 21st centuries, from the Middle East, South Asia, West Africa and North America. Each case study will highlight a particular theme, such as modernity, memory and uses of the past, colonialism, gender, transmission and transformation of knowledge, as well as politics and authority. This course is a seminar, which means that all students are expected to contribute to each class discussion.
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