The Early Islamic Conquests (CE 630-750)

ISLAM 3355: The Early Islamic Conquests (CE 630-750)

Utilizing new historical methods for reading and interpreting the sparse contemporary and near-contemporary testimonies for this historical period, this course explores how these testimonies, both Muslim and non-Muslim, continue to challenge historians to revise the history of the Islamic conquests. In this course a strong focus is placed on reading primary source materials in translation.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for History 3355. GE historical study and diversity global studies course. Cross-listed in History.
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