Warriors, Lovers, and Saints: The Middle Eastern Story-Cycle in Historical Context

HIST 0971N S01 [CRN: 14873]

Explore the Islamic Middle East and its cultures through ‘epic’ story-cycles taken from Arabic, Persian and Turkish. Examine medieval stories in historical context, discussing the nature of rule, the organization of society, the layering of Islam onto earlier religious beliefs and practices, and the persistence of their social values in contemporary society. Topics include: warrior ethos, the gendering of power and relationships, masculine and feminine ideals, the sufi (mystical) path and its effects on society, the nature of love and justice, and the ways in which animals are perceived as crucial social actors and activists. P FYS
Course Syllabus
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Term
Fall 2014
Credit Hours
1.0
Maximum Enrollment
20
Course Attributes
First Year Seminar
Primary Instructor
Meetings
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm Tue - from Sep 3, 2014 to Dec 20, 2014
Exam Group Code
18 (Dec 12, 2014 9:00am)