Arab-Islamic History: From Tribes to Empires | IsraelX on edX

Posted By on September 21, 2019

Hello, my name is Miri Shefer-Mossensohn, a professor
of Middle Eastern history at Tel Aviv University. For the past 20 years, I have studied
Islamic medicine and science in order to understand individuals and
communities in the Muslim world. What were the motivations, model
thinking, and pattern of behavior? In this day and age, Islam is
clearly noted as an important factor in global realities. From politics to society,
from culture to economics, but when and where did it all begin? How did a tiny community in
the oasis of the Arabian Desert of the early seventh century
evolve into an imperial regime and vibrant civilization? Through the lands of Islamic and
non-Islamic texts and artifacts, we will try to answer
these questions together. Please, join me on a
fascinating historical journey to discover Islam’s first millennium. We shall explore what happened
during the medieval period and beyond that transformed
a nascent Arabic community into an international phenomenon. By the end of this course, you
will gain some understanding of the origins of
Islam, but you will also gain useful tools to analyze
the processes of today’s world. Let’s go.

Posted by Lewis Heart

This article has 4 comments

  1. What is the age limit for this? I'm going to be 13 by the time the course starts, so i really hope i'm eligible to take this. I really want to know more about Islam and its history.

  2. Imam Ai welcomes you to Sufi Masjid of USA, Chicago, IL to learn about Islam call 1-312-937-8840 . This is a youtube video link


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