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HIST 4130 Islam and Christendom: Renaissance & Revolution,1400-1800 (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

Despite the assumption of an abiding abyss between Islam and the so-called West, the civilizations of Christendom and the Islamic world have developed paradoxically in close albeit, at times, conflicting parallel. This was particularly true in the Mediterranean world during the early modern period. This course demonstrates that the major historical developments from this period such as the Renaissance, Exploration, Expansion, Exploitation, the Reformations, state-building, and the Enlightenment can best be understood if they are set in the widest cultural context. It concentrates on how the intertwining of Christians, Muslims, and Jews shaped this era.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Benjamin Braude

Prerequisites: History Core, Parts I and II

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Last Updated: 14-Feb-17