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The Jews of the Islamic World from Muhammad to Modernity

RELI 227
Fall 2012
Section: 01  
Certificates: Jewish and Israel Studies, Middle Eastern Studies

The current state of Jewish-Islamic relations is tragically fraught with mutual suspicion and competing historical narratives that are manifest as much in the religious as in the political arena. In the midst of this fractious debate, it is sometimes forgotten that Jews were for centuries a vital presence throughout the Islamic world and contributed in rich and dynamic ways to Islamic civilization right up to contemporary times. This course explores the complex historical relationship of the Jews of the Islamic world from the rise of Islam in the seventh century to the mass exodus of Middle Eastern and North African Jewry from their ancestral communities in modern times.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS RELI
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (RELI-MN)(RELI)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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