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Coexistence in Medieval Spain: Jews, Christians, and Muslims (Coursera)

This course explores Jewish, Christian, and Muslim intercultural relations in Iberia from the Visigothic era (6th century CE) until the creation of Queen Isabel I and King Ferdinand II Catholic Spain (late 15th century). We evaluate the many identities of the peninsula known as Christian Hispania, Jewish Sefarad, and [...]
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After the Arab Spring – Democratic Aspirations and State Failure (Coursera)

May 17th 2021
After the Arab Spring – Democratic Aspirations and State Failure (Coursera)
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Learn why the hope and excitement of the Arab Spring is gone, why so many Arab states are falling apart, why the youth are so frustrated, why there are so many refugees, and what can be done about it. The so-called Arab Spring appeared to end decades of exceptionalism [...]
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Toledo: Deciphering Secrets of Medieval Spain (Coursera)

May 10th 2021
Toledo: Deciphering Secrets of Medieval Spain (Coursera)
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This course evaluates the medieval history of Toledo from the era of the Visigoth Kingdom (6th-8th centuries) through its Islamic period (8th to 11th centuries) and into its reintegration into Christian Spain (after 1085 c.e.) In particular, we take note of the cultural and religious transformations that characterized the [...]
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Burgos: Deciphering Secrets of Medieval Spain (Coursera)

May 3rd 2021
Burgos: Deciphering Secrets of Medieval Spain (Coursera)
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This advanced course focuses on two primary goals: (1) appraising how Jews, Christians, and Muslims shaped the history of medieval Spain and (2) mastering the craft of Spanish paleography, the skill of identifying Spanish handwriting in the 11th- through 15th-century manuscripts. Through the lens of the medieval history of [...]
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Constitutional Struggles in the Muslim World (Coursera)

Learn what motivates the restive Muslim youth from Tunis to Tehran, what political positions Islamists from Mali to Chechnya are fighting for, where the seeming obsession with Islamic law comes from, where the secularists have vanished to, and whether it makes sense to speak of an Islamic state. This [...]
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Christian-Muslim Relations (FutureLearn)

Feb 15th 2021
Christian-Muslim Relations (FutureLearn)
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Uncover important themes in the history of Christian-Muslim relations and understand the politics that continue to shape it. Gain an insight into the academic study of Christian-Muslim Relations. On this innovative four-week course, you’ll be introduced to the academic study of Christian-Muslim Relations with the School of Divinity at [...]
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Oriental Beliefs: Between Reason and Traditions (edX)

Explore the spiritual and magical beliefs of cultures, from ancient Egypt to modern Japan, as we discuss gods, the universe, cosmos, dreams and so much more! This course takes a journey through the world of beliefs as they have developed in a great variety of cultures, ranging from Ancient [...]
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Deciphering Secrets: Unlocking the Manuscripts of Medieval Burgos (Spain) (edX)

Explore the medieval city of Burgos (Spain) and assess its history of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim religious and cultural coexistence. This history course delves into the medieval history of the city of Burgos, from its inception in 884 c.e. as the homeland of the Spanish Kingdom of Castile and [...]
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The Legacy of Islamic Civilization (edX)

Jun 20th 2016
The Legacy of Islamic Civilization (edX)
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Discover how Islamic civilization has influenced world culture, specifically in the fields of science, architecture, and mathematics. Learn about Muslim civilization and its valuable contributions and role in the revival of the Greek Classics. This is not a course about Islam or the Islamic civilization, it is a brief [...]
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Islam Through Its Scriptures (edX)

Jun 1st 2016
Islam Through Its Scriptures (edX)
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Learn about the Quran, the central sacred text of Islam, through an exploration of the rich diversity of roles and interpretations in Muslim societies. How can you improve your understanding of Islam and its most important holy text, the Quran? How can you make sense of a tradition and [...]
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