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Английский

Субтитры: Английский, Испанский

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    In this course you will find out that the Arabic Medieval World was diverse, advanced and connected.

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    In this course you will learn that knowledge travels between cultures and that the Arabic Medieval World influenced the world as we know it today.

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Английский

Субтитры: Английский, Испанский

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Неделя
1
1 ч. на завершение

Welcome to this Course

Great that you are joining us! In this course you will learn about the Cosmopolitan Medieval Arabic World. Before you start with the course we invite you to first go through this module and introduce yourself in the forum to meet your fellow learners. If you encounter any difficulties while studying, please let us know in the forum. For technical difficulties or questions regarding the course certificate, you can always contact the Coursera Learner Helpdesk. Good luck & we hope you will enjoy this course! ...
1 видео ((всего 5 мин.)), 6 материалов для самостоятельного изучения
1 видео
6 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Meet the instructor & her team5мин
Welcome to Leiden University5мин
How to subscribe for J-stor5мин
Complete our small survey5мин
Community Guidelines & Academic Toolkit10мин
Study tips for online learning5мин
4 ч. на завершение

The Medieval Islamic City

In this Module we will examine the Islamic City. We will discuss if such a thing as "the Islamic city" exists. If so, what are the features that we are looking for ? We will also focus on specific examples of cities in the Medieval Middle East, most notably Baghdad. How was it possible that Baghdad grew to the size that it did? And what role did hygiene and medical care for instance play in that growth?...
2 видео ((всего 15 мин.)), 6 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 3 тестов
2 видео
The Hammam7мин
6 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Podcast explained2мин
Introduction to the Islamic City30мин
Islamic City - Historic Myth, Islamic Essence and Contemporary Relevance45мин
Hospitals30мин
Further Reading
Source Material: Medical commentary10мин
3 практического упражнения
Islamic - Historic Myth, Contemporary Relevance5мин
The Medieval Islamic City15мин
Arabic versus Greek10мин
Неделя
2
5 ч. на завершение

Travel & Religion

In this Module we will focus on diversity and connection by looking at religion. We will explore Medieval society and zoom in on the fact that many different religions and religious views coexisted. We will see that different religions shared practices. Sometimes they would even worship in the same place. But we will also show examples of tension and the interaction between politics and religion. Furthermore we will try to find out how religious travelling shaped society. ...
4 видео ((всего 30 мин.)), 8 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 3 тестов
4 видео
Minorities and different Islams8мин
Shrines7мин
Amulets (on location Volkenkunde Museum)6мин
8 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Podcast Explained2мин
Source Material: Photos of Snouck15мин
Jews in the Middle East and Europe
Origins of the Schism25мин
Optional reading: Western Arabia in the Leiden Collections10мин
Further Reading
Travelling to Jerusalem20мин
Visiting Al-Haram al-Sharif10мин
3 практического упражнения
Muslim - Jewish relations15мин
Religion15мин
The Ascent to Heaven5мин
Неделя
3
5 ч. на завершение

Trade

In this module we will take a look at trade. For the Medieval Middle East, trade was immensely important and it owed much of its wealth and prosperity to trade. There are the romantic images of caravans carrying lush fabrics, porcelain and gold along the desert roads of the silk route. And there is the dark side of a flourishing slave trade. But how correct are our images of what the Islamic or Arab world was and is like? Why is it that many people know about harems and very few people know about the legal innovations that enabled trade that we will also discuss in this module? To explore that question further we will introduce you to the concept of Orientalism....
5 видео ((всего 33 мин.)), 7 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 5 тестов
5 видео
Porcelain3мин
Legal Inventions7мин
The Slave Trade8мин
Orientalism7мин
7 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Podcast explained2мин
The travelling of Goods and Ideas: Vikings & Dirhams15мин
Udovitch - Legal Innovations45мин
Muslim Slaves in Early Modern Europe: A Forgotten History of Slavery10мин
Optional reading: Slave Traders and Karimi Merchants during the Mamluk Period: A Comparative Study .
Further Reading
Focusing on 19th Century Orientalist Views10мин
4 практического упражнения
Legal Innovations5мин
Trade & Orientalism15мин
Naked versus Veiled5мин
Orientalist or not?
Неделя
4
6 ч. на завершение

Power Play

In the last Module we introduced the slave trade in the Medieval Middle East. In this module we will further explore slavery. How was it possible that some of the most powerful people in society, both men and women, were or had been slaves? We will discuss the outrage that followed professor Jonathan Brown's views on slavery and Islam. And with the concept of Orientalism in mind, we will try to sketch a more realistic picture of Harems. ...
3 видео ((всего 24 мин.)), 7 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 3 тестов
3 видео
The Pen and the Sword8мин
What made the Mamluk army possible and when did it change?8мин
7 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Podcast explained2мин
Optional: Shajarat al-Durr20мин
Political Intercession at Court45мин
The Pen and the Sword45мин
Optional: Mamluks through European Eyes40мин
Further Reading10мин
Jonathan Brown's view on Slavery30мин
2 практического упражнения
Political Intercession at Court5мин
Power Play15мин
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автор: MIJan 31st 2019

Great course with a wide array of materials that allowed me to understand better the important of Arab influence in Europe and worldwide.

автор: SMJan 30th 2019

I love this class! It gives me easy access to a wealth of information I wasn't taught in school, and it's the perfect pacing for me.

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