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HIST 1059 Islam and Global Modernities I (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This course surveys the making of the modern world from the perspective of Eurasia, from the long-distance links formed by medieval Islam to the global context of the Industrial Revolution of the eighteenth century. Along the way, we will challenge common geographical (mis)conceptions of East versus West in historical narratives and find out where they came from and how they have changed. While emphasizing global conjunctions in history, this course will highlight the interaction of Europe and Asia in the the period before 1880. Topics to be examined include trade, religion, ecological change, migration, and warfare.


Schedule: Biennially

Instructor(s): Prasannan Parthasarathi

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Followed in spring semester by HIST1060.


Last Updated: 05-Mar-14