History and Art History
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

HIST 387: Topics in Global History

HIST 387-002: World of Islamic Mediterranean
(Fall 2014)

01:30 PM to 02:45 PM TR

East Building 121

Section Information for Fall 2014

This course examines the world of the Islamic Mediterranean in the pre-modern period.  The Mediterranean Sea, like other seas and oceans, was less a barrier than a site of intense interaction between peoples, in this case between Europe and the Islamic world.  This interaction shaped the societies, economies, political institutions and cultures of areas of the Islamic world such as Spain, North Africa, Egypt, Palestine, and Ottoman Anatolia, which will be examined as case studies in this course.  By the end of the course, students should have a familiarity the main events, dynamics and debates surrounding the development of the Islamic societies of the Mediterranean Sea, as well as how their development shaped and was shaped by interaction with the European societies of this sea.

Satisfies the general education requirement in global understanding.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3-6

Study of historical topics or periods of special interest in global, Latin American, African, Asian, or Middle Eastern history. Notes: Topics announced in advance. May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lecture

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