Islamic History

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Answer 2 of the following three essays for 80 per cent of your exam grade.Each essay is worth 40 percentage points.For each essay, write four pages.Double-spaced, 1-inch margins, and 12-point font for all essays.

Long Essays:

  • The Shi`ite Story.Discuss the political highlights of Shi`ism’s Golden Age, circa late 900s-1171.
  • The Period of the Crusades (1095-1291).Discuss the political landscape of the Middle East on the eve of the first Crusade.Next, go on to analyze 4 pivotal events/battles/leaders that influenced the period and that give you insights into the period itself.Discuss both consequences of events, etc. and the insights that you have gained.
  • Islamic Spain.Describe the nature of Islamic culture in Spain by giving several (3 would suffice)

examples, and discussing these examples at the same time.Next, discuss 4 pivotal events/reigns in Spain’s Islamic history and their consequences.

Short Essay:Answer for 20 per cent of your exam grade.

The Personal.What in al-Ghazzali’s The Alchemy of Happiness, Omar Khayyam’s The Rubaiyat, Yunus Emre’s The Humanist Poetry of Yunus Emre, or Jalal al-Din Rumi’s The Ruins of the Heartresonates with you?Choose 4 selections/verses from 3 of the above four and discuss your understanding of them.


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