Foundations

Gain a broader understanding of the regionís geography, history, and religion with modules produced by scholars from the University of Chicago.

Title page imageThe Geography of the Middle East

Explore the diverse physical geography of the Middle East and its effects on ancient cultures and modern countries.

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Photo of Geoff EmberlingGeoff Emberling

Former Chief Curator, Oriental Institute Museum of the University of Chicago

Title page imageThe Origins of Civilization

Learn about one of the single most important developments in human history...

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Photo of Gil SteinGil Stein

Director of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago

Title page imageThe Golden Age of Islam

Trace the background and areas of achievement of classical Islamic civilization from 610 to 1258 CE.

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Photo of Wadad KadiWadad Kadi

Avalon Foundation Distinguished Service Professor of Islamic Studies, Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, University of Chicago

Title page imageThe Middle East As Net Exporter of Religion

Investigate the religious ideas of the ancient people of the Middle East...

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Photo of Fred DonnerFred Donner

Professor of Near Eastern History, University of Chicago
 

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