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    In this course you will find out that the Arabic Medieval World was diverse, advanced and connected.

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    In this course you will learn that knowledge travels between cultures and that the Arabic Medieval World influenced the world as we know it today.

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1
1 heure pour terminer

Welcome to this Course

Great that you are joining us! In this course you will learn about the Cosmopolitan Medieval Arabic World. Before you start with the course we invite you to first go through this module and introduce yourself in the forum to meet your fellow learners. If you encounter any difficulties while studying, please let us know in the forum. For technical difficulties or questions regarding the course certificate, you can always contact the Coursera Learner Helpdesk. Good luck & we hope you will enjoy this course! ...
1 vidéo (Total 5 min), 6 lectures
1 vidéo
6 lectures
Meet the instructor & her team5 min
Welcome to Leiden University5 min
How to subscribe for J-stor5 min
Complete our small survey5 min
Community Guidelines & Academic Toolkit10 min
Study tips for online learning5 min
4 heures pour terminer

The Medieval Islamic City

In this Module we will examine the Islamic City. We will discuss if such a thing as "the Islamic city" exists. If so, what are the features that we are looking for ? We will also focus on specific examples of cities in the Medieval Middle East, most notably Baghdad. How was it possible that Baghdad grew to the size that it did? And what role did hygiene and medical care for instance play in that growth?...
2 vidéos (Total 15 min), 6 lectures, 3 quiz
2 vidéos
The Hammam7 min
6 lectures
Podcast explained2 min
Introduction to the Islamic City30 min
Islamic City - Historic Myth, Islamic Essence and Contemporary Relevance45 min
Hospitals30 min
Further Reading
Source Material: Medical commentary10 min
3 exercices pour s'entraîner
Islamic - Historic Myth, Contemporary Relevance5 min
The Medieval Islamic City15 min
Arabic versus Greek10 min
Semaine
2
5 heures pour terminer

Travel & Religion

In this Module we will focus on diversity and connection by looking at religion. We will explore Medieval society and zoom in on the fact that many different religions and religious views coexisted. We will see that different religions shared practices. Sometimes they would even worship in the same place. But we will also show examples of tension and the interaction between politics and religion. Furthermore we will try to find out how religious travelling shaped society. ...
4 vidéos (Total 30 min), 8 lectures, 3 quiz
4 vidéos
Minorities and different Islams8 min
Shrines7 min
Amulets (on location Volkenkunde Museum)6 min
8 lectures
Podcast Explained2 min
Source Material: Photos of Snouck15 min
Jews in the Middle East and Europes
Origins of the Schism25 min
Optional reading: Western Arabia in the Leiden Collections10 min
Further Reading
Travelling to Jerusalem20 min
Visiting Al-Haram al-Sharif10 min
3 exercices pour s'entraîner
Muslim - Jewish relations15 min
Religion15 min
The Ascent to Heaven5 min
Semaine
3
5 heures pour terminer

Trade

In this module we will take a look at trade. For the Medieval Middle East, trade was immensely important and it owed much of its wealth and prosperity to trade. There are the romantic images of caravans carrying lush fabrics, porcelain and gold along the desert roads of the silk route. And there is the dark side of a flourishing slave trade. But how correct are our images of what the Islamic or Arab world was and is like? Why is it that many people know about harems and very few people know about the legal innovations that enabled trade that we will also discuss in this module? To explore that question further we will introduce you to the concept of Orientalism....
5 vidéos (Total 33 min), 7 lectures, 5 quiz
5 vidéos
Porcelain3 min
Legal Inventions7 min
The Slave Trade8 min
Orientalism7 min
7 lectures
Podcast explained2 min
The travelling of Goods and Ideas: Vikings & Dirhams15 min
Udovitch - Legal Innovations45 min
Muslim Slaves in Early Modern Europe: A Forgotten History of Slavery10 min
Optional reading: Slave Traders and Karimi Merchants during the Mamluk Period: A Comparative Study .s
Further Reading
Focusing on 19th Century Orientalist Views10 min
4 exercices pour s'entraîner
Legal Innovations5 min
Trade & Orientalism15 min
Naked versus Veiled5 min
Orientalist or not?
Semaine
4
6 heures pour terminer

Power Play

In the last Module we introduced the slave trade in the Medieval Middle East. In this module we will further explore slavery. How was it possible that some of the most powerful people in society, both men and women, were or had been slaves? We will discuss the outrage that followed professor Jonathan Brown's views on slavery and Islam. And with the concept of Orientalism in mind, we will try to sketch a more realistic picture of Harems. ...
3 vidéos (Total 24 min), 7 lectures, 3 quiz
3 vidéos
The Pen and the Sword8 min
What made the Mamluk army possible and when did it change?8 min
7 lectures
Podcast explained2 min
Optional: Shajarat al-Durr20 min
Political Intercession at Court45 min
The Pen and the Sword45 min
Optional: Mamluks through European Eyes40 min
Further Reading10 min
Jonathan Brown's view on Slavery30 min
2 exercices pour s'entraîner
Political Intercession at Court5 min
Power Play15 min
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par MIJan 31st 2019

Great course with a wide array of materials that allowed me to understand better the important of Arab influence in Europe and worldwide.

par SMJan 30th 2019

I love this class! It gives me easy access to a wealth of information I wasn't taught in school, and it's the perfect pacing for me.

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Prof. dr. Petra Sijpesteijn

Professor of Arabic
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