Near Eastern Studies

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Winter 2023
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History of Women in Early to Late Medieval Muslim Societies
This course introduces students to the history of Muslim women, examining their roles, images and experiences in the social, political, economic and legal contexts of Muslim societies from the rise of Islam to the late medieval period (7th-17th c. C.E.). Adopting a topical approach, emphasis is placed on the variety of Muslim women’s experiences, to analyze the ways Muslim culture defined the place of women during different historical periods and how women worked to comply or resist these definitions.

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Winter 2023

NEST101 Introduction to Near Eastern and Egyptian Archaeology Sections

An overview of the past two centuries of archaeological investigations of the civilizations of the ancient Near East and Egypt.