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HIST 590 01 (22828) /JDST265/RLST777/MMES148/JDST764/RLST202/HIST345
Jews in Muslim Lands from the Seventh to Sixteenth Century
Ivan Marcus
TTh 11.35-12.50 LC 102
Spring 2014 
 
Introduction to Jewish culture and society in Muslim lands from the Prophet Muhammad to Suleiman the Magnificent. Topics include Islam and Judaism; Jerusalem as a holy site; rabbinic leadership and literature in Baghdad; Jewish courtiers, poets, and philosophers in Muslim Spain; and the Jews in the Ottoman Empire.