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ARTH 4412 Cairo: City of 1001 Nights (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

Cairo was founded by Muslim armies near a Roman fort in the 7th century and enlarged by subsequent rulers, the center of Arab-Islamic civilization since the 13th century and is now the most populous city in Africa and or Middle East. This seminar will explore Cairo's history through its architecture and art, with a particular emphasis on the period between 1000 and 1500. Students, who should have some familiarity with Middle Eastern or art history, will research and present a topic of their choice.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Jonathan Bloom

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17