21H.160 Islam, the Middle East, and the West


Class Info

Provides students with an overview of basic themes and issues in Middle Eastern history from the rise of Islam to the present, with an emphasis on exchanges and encounters between the Middle East and Europe/North America. Examines the history of the notion of "East" and "West"; the emergence of Islam and the Christianization of Europe; Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal expansion and the flourishing of European powers; European competition with and colonization of Middle Eastern societies, and Middle Eastern responses including Arab nationalism and the popularity of Islamic movements.

This class has no prerequisites.

21H.160 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Fall semester, and will be instructed by P. Alimagham.

Lecture occurs 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 66-154.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS H.

You can find more information at the 21H.160 Islam, the Middle East, and the West site or on the 21H.160 Stellar site.

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