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History 251. Early Islamic Societies

Surveys Islamic history from 600 C.E. to the end of the 18th century. Begins with the late-antique world of the Byzantine and Sasanian empires and progresses to the life of Muhammad, the establishment of the Umayyad and Abbasid Caliphates, political disintegration during the Crusader and Mongol invasions, and the rise of the Ottoman Empire. Explores the emergence of Islamic culture through such topics as religious practice and law, gender and minority relations, literature and art and architecture.

Connections:
CONX 20076 Dividing East and West