Dynasties: Ottomans, Safavids, Moghuls
Medina what was the significance of it? After Muhammad and his companions
established themselves at Yathrib and renamed it after Medinat.
Was the political community at Medina a state? Was it a Hobbesian state based
Key benchmarks in pre-modern Iranian History
Achaemenids: 2500 yrs ago ancient Persian Empire; defeated
Babylonians and brought Jews back into Babylon. Largest Empire the
world had ever seen at that time. Early form of Zoroastrianism.
Humphries p. 187-89
He makes the pivot from secular nationalism to Islamic Activism
Ibn Tamia in Gettleman/schaar is progenitor of Islamic activism has Al
banna and other key members in Muslim Brotherhood
had the Muslim Brotherhood effectively governed religiously in their Arab
Nationalism, maybe they wouldnt just have been overthrown.
Where does Arab Nationalism come from as a Historical Phenomenon?
Emergence of Baathism in Syria
Emergence of E
VELAYAT EH FAQIH after the Revolution
period in the first year after revolution is period of infighting and shaking out - marked by
beginning of Hostage Crisis
hostage crisis approved by khomeni but he didn't' actually call for it
restructuring of new gov
Abduh and Al Afghani late 19th century
Intellectual blossoming throughout Islamic world, characterized by muslim
intellectuals/reformers who are looking for ways to reinvigorate and
reinsert what they see as authentic Islamic identity in the face of col
RE CAP + discussion of Gender/Human Rights
Move from fractured abbasid caliphate into ottomans, safavids, moghuls.
When we think about issues of gender and human rights what we are seeing
the debate over is how Islamic governance can be masde most workabl
Watershed at End of WW1
Very significant for history of modern M.E.
An episode that underscores how powerful Hodgesons notion is the
history of Islam is the history of the modern world cannot look at
anything in the Middle East as isolated from the re
Peculiar time in Middle East (EASTERN FRONT) some fighting but not as
much as in WW1 = part of reason is that British clamped down extremely hard on
the area and treated Palestine/Israel as military defences.
SYRIA becomes vichy administratio
Key Landmarks in the Classical Islamic Tradition
Lots of territorial/political fracturing in Classical Islamic Tradition difficult to say
that there is a rigid classical period. Pretty safe to say a 300 year period from
600s to 900s.
Islamism no one reall