HSTR 380

Religion and the Making of the Modern Middle East

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0-0

Also: RS 380

Examines the modern historical contexts within which various religions (e.g., Islam, Judaism, Christianity) and denominations (e.g., Sunni, Shi'a) have overlapped with, and been mobilized by state as well as non-state actors across the broader region. Comparative study of relevant developments within key countries (e.g., Arab states, Israel, Iran, Turkey, Afghanistan), as well as with respect to aspiring nationalist communities (e.g., Palestinians, Kurds) and political or social movements (e.g., Muslim Brotherhood, Hezbollah, ISIS).


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

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

Summer 2019 Fall 2019 Spring 2020

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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