JWST 197 - The Islamic Remaking of Judaism: 622-1258
Semester Offered: Second Semester, First Module
Credits (Range): 1 Hour
Attribute: 1 HU
New Course Added 01.16.2009.
The Jewish encounter with Islam during the medieval period engendered profound political, intellectual and spiritual transformations. As avid readers of Arabic and Islamic intellectual literature and as witnesses to new models of power and government, Jews engaged with contemporary trends to produce new types of works (philosophical, theological, exegetical, mystical, poetic, polemical) that would forever change the nature and course of Judaism. In this minicourse, we will survey Jewish political and intellectual life in the Islamic world from the foundation of Islam (622) to the fall of the Abbasid Empire (1258). This is a mini-course meeting Sun., Mar. 1, 2-4:30 pm and 7-9:30 pm; and from Monday, Mar. 2 through Thurs., Mar. 5, from 7 - 9:30 pm.
Instructor: J. Decter
Prerequisites & Notes
Pass/No Pass Grading only.
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