Week Topic Lecture Materials
1 Introduction to the Geography and History of the Middle East
Lecture 1
2 The Rise of Islam and the Life of the Prophet Muhammad
Lecture 2
3 Medieval Expansion of Islam
Lecture 3
4 The Colonial and Post-Colonial Periods
Lecture 4
5 The Shi'i Muslims and their historical development
Lecture 5
6 Diversity of the Middle East: Ethnicity, Communal Identity, and Authority
Lecture 6
7 Villages, Urban Lives, and Change in Islamic Societies
Lecture 7
8 Islamic Mysticism and the Influence of Sufism
Lecture 8
9 Revivalism and Reform Movements within Islam
Lecture 9
Citation: Afsaruddin, A. (2006, September 05). Lectures. Retrieved April 18, 2014, from Notre Dame OpenCourseWare Web site: http://ocw.nd.edu/arabic-and-middle-east-studies/islamic-societies-of-the-middle-east-and-north-africa-religion-history-and-culture/lectures/Lectures.html.
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