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European/Muslim Encounters in the Pre-Modern World

This seminar will explore the historical origins and evolution of East/West (Europe/Islam) relations, concentrating on a number of themes. These may include 1) perceptions of religious difference (Christianity and Islam); 2) the narratives of warfare (crusades and jihads); 3) The Orient and the “Turk” in European thought 17th - 19th centuries; 4) The politics and culture of eastern and western empires; and 5) Muslim encounters with the West, medieval and modern.

GLOBAL ST 755 / HISTORY 751

European/Muslim Encounters in the Pre-Modern World

Unit(s): 3.0 Level(s): Graduate Term(s): Offered?: Yes

This seminar will explore the historical origins and evolution of East/West (Europe/Islam) relations, concentrating on a number of themes. These may include 1) perceptions of religious difference (Christianity and Islam); 2) the narratives of warfare (crusades and jihads); 3) The Orient and the “Turk” in European thought 17th - 19th centuries; 4) The politics and culture of eastern and western empires; and 5) Muslim encounters with the West, medieval and modern.