ARIC 3324-01, Non-Muslim Communities in the Muslim World

Dr. Eleonora Fernandes 

MR 10:00 am - 11:15 am

This course will examine the history of non-Muslim communities in the Muslim world, with a special focus on Egypt. Both the Quran’s references to non-Muslims and their legal status according to the shari’a will be examined. Problems of identity, contributions to the intellectual and social life of societies, participation in Mediterranean trade, relations between Muslim and non-Muslim communities, and interaction between the non-Muslim communities and the non- Muslim world will also be examined. The class will use primary and secondary sources to help the student grasp the role of non-Muslims in a Muslim society. The class will also use documentary films and may include a field-trip to related historical sights.