HIST 1023 Eurasia in the World I (Fall: 3 )
Around 1250 Mongol hordes threatened Christian Europe and the Muslim Middle East. In other respects both regions also shared remarkably interactive cultural and political development. In fact by many measures, Islamic societies as a whole were more advanced than Europe. However in the mid-eighteenth century, their paths started to diverge. This course explores the similarities and differences between these two regions. This is the first part of an integrated two-semester sequence covering 1250 to 2010. Each semester can be taken independently of the other, but the entire sequence is intended as one whole. This first half addresses 1250 to 1800.
Instructor(s): Benjamin Braude
Last Updated: 05-Mar-14