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Courses - Spring 2022
HIST
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HIST429M
Special Topics in History; Constructing the Past in Early Islam
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with RELS419C. Credit only granted for HIST429M or RELS419C.

An exploration of historical writing in the medieval Islamic world. How did early Islamic-era scholars define their relationship to the past, torn between memory and oblivion? How did they build narratives about the formative period of Islam that became so influential and long-lasting, determining in a fundamental way the access that all future generations (including us) would have to alternative pasts?