The Middle East

History 12

Spring 2018
Section: 
1
Instructor: 
Location: 
101 Moffitt
Day & Time: 
TuTh 11-12:30
Class Number: 
39647
Units: 
4

This course will cover the history of the "Middle East" as a historical, geographic, political, and cultural category. It will be framed by the historical construction of the category in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, then reach back to the advent of Islam in the seventh century CE and forward to the present. Themes will include the Middle East in the Mediterranean world, religion and politics, interconfessional relationships and conflicts, and the changing relationships to Europe, Asia, and Africa over the centuries.