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Early Islamic History: A Survey

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HIST 531 Early Islamic History: A Survey
The course covers the period from the emergence of Islam to the end of Abbasid rule in Baghdad, and focuses on the central lands of Islam. After a chronological review of the political processes of expansion, state-formation, and decentralization, various aspects of social and intellectual life are examined. Topics to be covered include : the question of unity and diversity in Islamic history; the development of the religious sciences, law, political thought and philosophy; social hierarchies in theory and practice; and economic life and thought. For the possibility of being taken as an undergraduate course, subject to adjusted work requirements, see HIST 331.
SU Credits : 3
ECTS Credit : 10
Prerequisite : -
Corequisite : -