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Unformatted text preview: Lecture 1: 1 /8 /08 H isto ry 46 • Professor Humphreys o HSSB 4259 o 893-2316 o [email protected] • Class Website o www.history.ucsb.edu • TAs o Elizabeth Brownson o Sohrab Ghassemi o Heidi Morrison • Grading o 75% Two papers Final exam o 25% Section • Papers o 1 st February 12 th o 2 nd March 6 th • Final o March 21 st 4-7pm o HFH 1104 Lecture 1: 1 /8 /08 • Required Texts o 5 books & 1 reader Reader=grafikart • Content o Books Broad interpretation of what we see in the Middle East o 5 themes Religion of Islam and the role of Islam Politics Aspect of cultural production Problem of modernity o Starts around 600 AD =emergence of Islam to the modern, with a greater focus on the First Few centuries of Islam o Modern and contemporary world o 1 st major topic in course Religion in Islam • Islam as provided the way they think about the world and talk about the world • Islam provides the framework for this class • Majority does not equal Muslim until atleast 500-600 years after...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course HIST 46 taught by Professor Humphreys during the Winter '08 term at UCSB.
- Winter '08