ARAB 206
History of Islam and the Middle East since 1453 Fall 2021
Division II
Cross-listed HIST 206 / REL 220 / ARAB 206

Class Details

This course offers an introduction to the major political and societal institutions that evolved under the aegis of what we might call “Islamic civilization” since the Ottoman conquest of Byzantine Constantinople in 1453. The principal geographic areas covered are the Middle East, North Africa, and to some extent the Balkans. Major topics include the rise of the Ottoman sultanate and their consolidation of rule, the Persian Safavid Empire, the rise of Western intervention and colonialism, nationalism, and state formation, and the challenges of and responses to modernization.
The Class: Format: lecture
Limit: 30
Expected: 30
Class#: 1612
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: attendance, participation, map exercise, 2 papers, midterm and take-home final
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: History and Arabic Studies majors, seniors
Distributions: Division II
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
HIST 206 Division II REL 220 Division II ARAB 206 Division II
Attributes: HIST Group E Electives - Middle East
HIST Group P Electives - Premodern

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