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Spring 2021 Middle East UN3445 section 001

Call Number 11274
Day & Time
MW 11:40am-12:55pm
834 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Mana Kia
Method of Instruction Hybrid
Course Description This course introduces the Indian Ocean as a region linking the Middle East, East Africa, South and Southeast Asia. With a focus on both continuities and rupture from the medieval to the modern period, we study select cultures and societies brought into contact through interregional migration and travel from the 10th to 20th centuries. Different types of people - nobles, merchants, soldiers, statesmen, sailors, scholars, slaves - experienced mobility in different ways. How did different groups of people represent such mobilities? What kinds of political, economic, and social cooperation, accommodation or conflict did different Indian Ocean encounters engender? We read some of the newest humanities and social science scholarship, as well as primary sources ranging from manuscript illustrations, sailor’s stories, merchant letters, travelogues, pilgrimage accounts, colonial documents, memoirs, and diplomatic accounts. Students must register for a discussion section, MDES UN3446.
Web Site Vergil
Department Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies
Enrollment 10 students (60 max) as of 9:07AM Sunday, November 28, 2021
Subject Middle East
Number UN3445
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Section key 20211MDES3445W001

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