Trace the background and areas of achievement of classical Islamic civilization from 610 to 1258 CE.
Framing the Issues
- What Happened to Islamic Civilization After the Golden Age of Islam?
- Muslim Theology and “Book-Culture” in Early Islamic Society
- What Are the Most Important and Famous Monuments that Were Produced in the Golden Age of Islamic Civilization?
Avalon Foundation Distinguished Service Professor of Islamic Studies, Emerita, Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, University of Chicago
LESSON 1: Introducing Islam to the West: Defining Islam as a world religion in the context of other monotheistic religions.
LESSON 2: A Comparative Study of the Golden Age of Islam and the Age of Enlightenment