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Ethnicity and Religion in the Middle East and the Balkans

HIST 311
Fall 2018 not offered
Certificates: International Relations, Middle Eastern Studies
Course Cluster: Christianity Studies

Starting with Benedict Anderson's "Imagined Communities," this course examines the transition from religious to ethnic identities in the lands of the former Ottoman Empire. To what degree do religious identities continue to shape ethnic ones? What is the role of political elites in transforming identities in the region and how do they seek to create mass movements based on the social memories of their communities? This course will examine both official historiography and folk memory of the past in an effort to understand continuing ethnic and religious tensions in the Balkans and Middle East.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CGST-MN)(HIST-MN)(HIST)

Last Updated on JUN-19-2024
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