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HIST 4415 - History of the Middle East: Muhammad to the Present


Credit Hours: 3
History of the Middle East from Muhammad to the Present, surveys political and religious change in the Middle East from the time of Muhammad to the present. The course examines the origins and tenets of Islam, military and political realities of Islamic empires, the structure of families, religious interaction, and Middle Eastern models of just rule. Embedded in these topics are examinations of religious sectarianism, intellectualism, philosophy and spirituality. Additional major topics include relations between the Ottoman Empire and Europeans; World War I and the peace settlement which defined states in the Middle East; Western-Middle Eastern perceptions of one another; the historical roots of the Israeli-Palestinian struggle; and the rise of nationalism and religious fundamentalism. The course puts current events in the Middle East in context and considers how the history of the Middle East speaks to what the future may hold for the global community.

Prerequisite(s): Sophomore Standing, HIST 2211  or HIST 2212  or HIST 2213 



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