HIST 5110 Senior Colloquium: Cities of the Islamic Mediterranean (Spring: 3 )
Islamic culture has often been described as decidedly urban. While this view is colored by an evident bias deriving from the extant sources, Islamic urban history remains one of the richest subfields. In addition, given their location in the heartland of the Old World, and their status as major trading centers, many cities of the Islamic Mediterranean constituted living testaments of entangled histories. This colloquium offers a history of the cities of the Islamic Eastern Mediterranean, on the one hand, and examines and juxtaposes different approaches to the study of the city, on the other.
Instructor(s): Dana Sajdi
Last Updated: 09-Feb-17