HISTORY OF THE NEAR EAST FROM MUHAMMAD TO CONTEMPORARY AGE
|Official course title||STORIA DEL VICINO ORIENTE DALL'AVVENTO DELL'ISLAM ALL'ETA' CONTEMPORANEA|
|Degree level||First Cycle Degree M.D.270|
|Educational sector code||L-OR/10|
Degree Programmes and curricula
The peoples of Islam from the origin to the Ottomans. The goal of the course is to give a general survey on the history of Islamic countries, stressing the role they had in Mediterranean history.
1. Bizantines, Persians and Arabs; 2. Muhammad and his message; 3. The califate and its dynasties; 4. al-Andalus between Moors and Vikings; 5. Islam in Medieval Mediterranean; 6. The Crusades; 7. The Turks, the Mongols and the disgregation of the califate; 8. Medieval Europe meets Islam; 9. Egypt; 10. Maghreb dynasties; 11. The Ottoman Empire and Europe; 12. Venice and the Islamic countries.
Recommended Reading List
1. Ira M. Lapidus, A History of Islamic Societies, part 1, Cambridge CUP 1988
2. Amin Maalouf, The Crusades through Arab Eyes, New York 1985
Italian. If required, final exam in English or French.