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HIS 344: Medieval Islam & the Middle East: Home

Course Description

Explores context for rise of Islam, its expansion, intellectual flourishing in Middle Ages, and encounters with Westerners during crusades. Special attention paid to religious, cultural, social and economic environment of early and medieval Islam and relationship of Islam and Christianity as Abrahamic religions.

The Course Guide to HIS 344 provides quick access links to top resources in medieval Islamic studies including background research materials, library databases, and primary source material.

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Getting Started

View a list of reference books available in the Reference Room in Jenks Library.  Use the NOBLE Catalog to find more materials from our general circulating collection on Medieval Islam and the Middle East.  

Databases & Scholarly Articles

View a list of top library databases you can use to search for scholarly journal articles on topics in Medieval Islam and the Middle East.

You can also use the Journal Finder search interface to find specific journals related to topics in history that Gordon directly subscribes to either online or in print.  

Primary Sources

View a list of resources for finding primary source material from the Islamic and Medieval period.

Citing Sources

Resources for citing sources using the Chicago Manual of Style.