Jews and Muslims

History 100.005

Fall 2011
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Location: 
210 Wheeler
Day & Time: 
TuTh 11-1230P
CCN: 
39255
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Units

In discussions of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict or other Middle Eastern conflagrations, one often hears the claim that such struggles arise from (and indeed are inevitable because of ancient hatreds endemic to a region in which religious war is simply the norm. The overarching goal of this course is to evaluate such statements through the close study of Jewish life and Jewish-Muslim relations as they developed in the Middle East and North Africa from the rise of Islam in the seventh century to the present day.

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This course is cross-listed with Middle Eastern Studies 130.