The Patio de los Leones
("Court of the Lions"), part of the Alhambra in Granada, Spain. The Alhambra is a palace and fortress erected by the Moors in the 14th century. (Image courtesy of Manuel Ramos
This course features its final exam and map quizzes in exams
as well as an extensive list of readings
This course aims to provide students with a general overview of basic themes and issues in Middle Eastern history from the rise of Islam to the present, with an emphasis on the encounters and exchanges between the "Middle East"
(Southwest Asia and North Africa) and the "West" (Europe and the United States).