This biannual learning unit is not being organized in 2023-2024 !
This course provides an introduction to the history of Arab-Muslim civilisation, focusing on the first ten centuries of this history (7th-17th centuries). It will cover the dawn of Islam and the time of revelation, the Rāshidūn, the Umayyads of Damascus, the Abbasid revolution, the generalized fragmentation of the empire, the crusades, Andalus, the Mongol invasions, the Mameluks, and the era of the three great empires (Ottoman, Safavid, and Mogul).
At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
|1||to understand the issues of Islamic history;
|2||have a basic knowledge of the scientific approach to modern research;
|3||use the main tools in the field (dictionaries, encyclopaedias, bibliographies, monographs and articles, online resources);
|4||conduct personal research on specific topics in the field and write a limited essay on an aspect of the history of the Arab-Muslim world.
Introduction to the history of Arab-Muslim civilisation, focusing on the first ten centuries of this history (7th-17th centuries).
The course is lectured, but involves the active participation of students.
The final grade is awarded on the basis of an oral examination on the course material and active participation in the course.
Students are provided with a syllabus consisting of reading notes and an orientation bibliography.
Faculty or entity
Title of the programme
Minor in Oriental Studies
Minor in Sciences of Religions (discipline to complement the major)
Bachelor in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Oriental Studies
Minor in Arabic language and Islamic civilization
Master  in Sciences of Religions
Minor in Medieval Studies
Minor in Sciences of Religions (openness)
Minor "Decentering History: Subalternities and postcolonial Studies"