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HIST 7308 Colloquium: The Big Picture: The Mediterranean, the Red Sea, and the Indian Ocean (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

One ocean, two seas, and three continents constituted the heart of the Islamic world in medieval and early modern times. Given this unique situation, this "heart" also functioned as a crossroad. The seminar is about reading some major canonical works and recent studies that explore a large region or body of water with a view of the economic and cultural exchanges that occurred therein. This will be done while paying special attention to the role of Muslim states and empires and their relations to the religiously and ethnically varied communities of seafarers, merchants, traveling scholars, traffickers, and corsairs.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Dana Sajdi

Prerequisites: Graduate Student Standing

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13