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    Nov 28, 2021  
American University Catalog 2018-2019 
    
American University Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIST-247 Muslim Empires 1300-1920 (3)


Examines the rise and fall of the Gunpowder Empires–the Ottoman, Safavide, and Mughal polities that for centuries dominated the Middle East and beyond after the decline of the Mongols and their immediate successors. Relations between the three empires, often characterized by intense rivalry, is a central concern. However, attention is also paid to the links that bound together their courts and aspects of daily life common to their subject populations. The course concludes with an investigation into imperial decline and the emerging conflict between the cosmopolitanism of the past and modern Western ideas of politics and society. Usually Offered: alternate springs.