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Jennifer R Webster
HIST 462
Seattle Campus

History of the Middle East: 1258-1798

Conquests by successors of Ghengis Khan; creation in Egypt, Syria, and Iran of cavalry-based states; domination of political, social, and economic history by Ottoman and Safavid empires. The Napoleonic invasion.

Class description

This course will cover the time from the Mongol invasion and conquest of Baghdad in 1258 to Napoleon's conquest of Egypt in 1798. Bridging the 13th to the 18th century, this course will explore the political, social, and cultural history of the Mongol successor states: the Mamluks, the Ottomans, and the Safavids. Topics will include administration and diplomacy; social and economic structures; religious communities; and art, architecture, and material culture.

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Assignments will be outlined in the course syllabus.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Jennifer R Webster
Date: 08/09/2010