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ARAB-510 Origins and Development of Islamic Sectarianism
Fall for 2014-2015
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This course focuses on the roots of important theological and political divisions in the medieval Islamic world. Each class will concentrate on the historical origins and doctrinal beliefs of a particular sectarian community as described in a wide range of primary texts (e.g. heresiographies and historical chronicles) with an eye towards understanding the complex motivations behind the composition of such accounts. Students will be given weekly "mini-research" assignments and will be required to make an oral presentation at least once during the semester.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None

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ARAB-510-01 Origins and Development of Islamic Sectarianism
Fall for 2014-2015
No faculty information available
This course focuses on the roots of important theological and political divisions in the medieval Islamic world. Each class will concentrate on the historical origins and doctrinal beliefs of a particular sectarian community as described in a wide range of primary texts (e.g. heresiographies and historical chronicles) with an eye towards understanding the complex motivations behind the composition of such accounts. Students will be given weekly "mini-research" assignments and will be required to make an oral presentation at least once during the semester.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
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