HSTR 479

Religion and State in the Modern Middle East

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0

Formerly: HIST 443

Examines the historical junctures and socio-economic conditions in which modern Islamist movements have emerged. Comparative study of the politicization of Christian and Jewish communities in the Middle East (the Arab East, plus Iran, Israel, Turkey) and North Africa; reflection on the political influence of religion in neighbouring areas.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of HSTR 479, HSTR 380, HIST 443, HIST 468 (if taken in the same topic), HIST 469 (if taken in the same topic).


Undergraduate course in History offered by the Department of History in the Faculty of Humanities.

Summer Fall Spring

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