National University




HIS339 The Middle East, 600-1600 C.E.

Lead Faculty: Dr. Ramin Sarraf

Course Description

Examines the Middle East from before the rise of Islam to the Muslim conquest of Constantinople. Includes the life style of the desert nomad, Muhammad and founding of the Islamic state, its expansion through the Middle East and beyond, and the various non-Arab dynasties and empires that took over.

Learning Outcomes

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