Byzantium & Near East

History 3

Fall 2015
Instructor: 
Location: 
101 BARKER
Day & Time: 
TuTh 11-1230P
CCN: 
39042
Units: 
4

This course is designed as a general introduction to the study of history in general, and the study of Byzantium and the Islamic world in particular. It focuses on the two medieval successors to the Roman empire in Eastern Mediterranean and the Near East, and has three aims: to provide a rough outline of the events that transpired in this geographic area between the 4th and the 15th centuries; to explain how a modern historian can approach and understand medieval sources in order to reconstruct various aspects of the past; to discuss what pre-industrial societies have in common, and therefore how lessons learned in this class can be applied to the study of other time periods and/or geographic locations.

Course Books

Pre-industrial societies by Patricia Crone Oneworld Publications: . ISBN: ISBN 978-1851683116 Required