The Golden Age of Islamic Civilization

NELC N-233 — Fall 2019 — Themester

Days and Times
11:15 A.M.-12:30 P.M. TR
Course Description

This course will focus on the early Abbasid period which began in 750 CE, regarded as the "golden age" of Islamic civilization. The term “golden age” was born out of the intense nostalgia that developed after the tenth century in the Islamic world that idealized this period as one characterized by the greatest flowering of religious, philosophical, and scientific knowledge the world had seen to date. Some attention will be paid to how historical memory was used to create this concept of a golden age and ensure its enduring legacy.

Instructor: Asma Afsaruddin