Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA2147: Classical Islamic History

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.


NQF Level 5
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module will run during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Istvan Kristo-Nagy (Convenor)


ARA1018 Introduction to Islam 



Available via distance learning


Through this module, you will learn how historians understand the narratives of the origins of Islam and its development in the classical period up to the highest Ã?�Ã?¿AbbÃ?��sid period in the 10/11th centuries in the central lands and the East and the rise of the Almohads and Almoravids in Spain and North Africa in the West. You will come to know the formation of Islamic civilization and cultures as a series of phenomena across the late antiquity world and its aftermath. You will learn to engage with and analyse historical documents that examine these phenomena. 

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