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Kamran Scot Aghaie, Chair CAL 528 | 204 W 21st St F9400 | Austin, TX 78712-1029 • 512-471-3881

Spring 2007

MES 321K • ISLAM SPAIN/ N AFRICA TO 1492

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
41900 TTh
11:00 AM-12:30 PM
PAR 203
SPELLBERG, D

Course Description

An introduction to the impact of Islam on Spain and North Africa, with emphasis on social, economic, and cultural development. The interplay of Christian, Jewish, and Islamic cultures as well as Western views of Islam in the medieval period will also be treated.

Grading Policy

Mid-term and final, 70% One short paper, 30%

Texts

Abdallah Laroui, The History of the Maghrib, Trans. R. Manheim Thomas F. Glick, Islamic and Christian Spain in the Early Middle Ages The Song of Roland, Trans D. L. Sayers

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