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Semester 1

Islamic History A: The Formation of the Islamic World (IMES08033)

Subject

Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

College

CAHSS

Credits

20

Normal Year Taken

1

Delivery Session Year

2022/2023

Pre-requisites

Course Summary

This course is an introduction to the history of the Islamic world from 550 to 1050 CE. It covers the pre-Islamic background to Islam, the life of the Prophet Muhammad, the Arab conquests, the formation of the first Muslim world empire (the Caliphate), the emergence of the 'orthodox' Islamic traditions of Sunni and Shi'i Islam, and the fragmentation of the Caliphate into a 'commonwealth' of successor states.

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Assessment Information

Written Exam 0%, Coursework 100%, Practical Exam 0%

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