Fall 2013 not offered
|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.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (RELI-MN)(RELI)(SISP-Reli Conc)
N. Stillman, THE JEWS OF ARAB LANDS: A HISTORY & SOURCE BOOK
B. Lewis, THE JEWS OF ISLAM
Y. Ben-Naeh, JEWS IN THE REALM OF THE SULTANS
R. S. Simon, et.al., THE JEWS OF THE MIDDLE EAST
N. Kattan, FAREWELL BABYLON: COMING OF AGE IN JEWISH BAGHDAD
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Two short papers.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course fulfills the "Historical Tradition" requirement for the Religion Department major.
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