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Jere L Bacharach
HIST 461
Seattle Campus

History of the Middle East: 622-1300

Political and economic analysis of the period circa AD 600, preliminary to rise of Islam, to arrival of the Turks. Muhammad's teaching and impact; Islamization and Arabization.

Class description

This course will cover through lectures and readings major political, religious, and linguistic changes in the Middle East from approximately 600 C.E. to 1250 C.E., that is, from the rise of Islam to the end of the Crusading State in the Middle East. During the chronological period Arabs will arrive in Egypt, North Africa and Spain while Turks will reach Turkey. During the same chronological period the Christian and Zoroastrian world will be replaced by an Islamic one.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

No prerequisites.

Class assignments and grading

Class assignments and grading will be outlined in the course syllabus.


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Last Update by Edmund K. Kamai
Date: 06/05/2002