Historical Perspectives

Compare aspects of Middle Eastern culture before and after the advent of Islam with modules produced by scholars at the University of Chicago.

Rulership and Justice

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Compare the differences and find the similarities in the history of rulership and the roles of rulers in ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt with the Before Islam module. Then explore the path of political power and authority from 610 CE, the classical period of Islamic civilization, until the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire in the early years of the twentieth century with the Islamic Period module.

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