This is the course website for Prof. Al-Tikriti’s undergraduate course entitled “Islamic Civilization I”… This site is designed primarily for information exchange and discussion.
Course Description: This course traces the articulation and development of Islamic Civilization from the appearance of Islam in the Arabian Peninsula in the 7th century CE to the spread of this civilizational impulse throughout much of Eurasia and Africa by the 15th century CE. We will concentrate on the historical evolution of Islamic Civilization’s political, religious, cultural, and institutional aspects during this period. While the course is primarily organized on a chronological basis, the following topics will be covered in thematic lectures: literature, law, philosophy, theology, mysticism, and the visual arts. There is no prerequisite for this course.