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This interdisciplinary course will examine the history of civilization in the Middle East with particular emphasis on the period since the birth of Islam. The course will also explore the cross-cultural exchanges that the ancient Middle Eastern and Islamic civilizations have made with other world civilizations. Among other topics this course will explore the foundation and development of Islam and its growth to imperial power; the spread of Islam and its continuing influence in world affairs; and the principle events that have brought about the current political and economic situations in the Middle East.
Lecture hours: 48
Prior to Fall 2006 the course number was HM118T
Hawkeye Center 134