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Martha G. Newman, Chair BUR 529, Mailcode A3700, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-232-7737

Spring 2006

R S 345 • Islamic Spain/N Africa to 1492

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
43505 TTh
12:30 PM-2:00 PM
GEO 2.218
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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