Undergraduate Module Descriptor
ARA2147: Classical Islamic History
This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.
|Term(s) and duration|
This module will run during term 2 (11 weeks)
Dr Istvan Kristo-Nagy (Convenor)
|Available via distance learning|
Through this module, you will learn how historians understand the narratives of the origins of Islam and its development in the classical period up to the highest Abbasid period in the 10/11th centuries in the central lands and the East and the rise of the Almohads and Almoravids in Spain and North Africa in the West. You will come to know the formation of Islamic civilization and cultures as a series of phenomena across the late antiquity world and its aftermath. You will learn to engage with and analyse historical documents that examine these phenomena.