R. Michael Feener
From its origins in Arabia, Islam has expanded across the globe and taken deep root in diverse societies across Asia and Africa over the past 1,400 years. This course explores the cultural and political dynamics of Islamization and vernacularization as themes of global Islamic history with particular reference to developments in Muslim Southeast Asia. Major topics to be covered include the spread of Islam, the development of vernacular Muslim cultures, the rise of regional sultanates, the impact of European colonialism, and modern reformist critiques of vernacular forms of devotional practice and cultural expression.Note: No previous background in Islamic Studies or Arabic language is required for this course.
Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: No
Jointly offered as Islamic Civilizations 130
Course location to be announced.
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