Religions and Cultures - History of Islamic Civilization

HIST 3805  History of Islamic Civilization


Twelve credits of History with at least 3 credits at the 2000-level; or any 54 credits completed.


HIST 2805


Three hours of lecture per week.




This course is an introductory survey of the influence of Islamic civilization on world history. First term topics include the roots of Islam in the ancient Middle East; Arab, Persian, and Turkic contributions to the development of Islamic culture; and the spread of Islam beyond the Middle East. The second term focuses on the decline and revival of Islamic societies in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and the nature and importance of Islamic culture today. This course may be credited towards Religions and Cultures.

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