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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Part IA | Convenor: Dr Michael Rand

This course provides an introduction to the history of the Middle East at university level, including

  • an introduction to the main themes that will arise in studying Middle Eastern societies across the degree course
  • a survey of some of the relevant religious and politico-cultural developments of different regions in the Middle Eastover time
  • the emergence of Islam as the focal point

The course consists primarily of lectures and writing assignments.