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edX: Arab-Islamic History: From Tribes to Empires

 with  Miri Shefer-Mossensohn
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You will study this course in two parts. The first presents the main political events that set the chronological framework for the course, namely 6th century to the arrival of the Ottomans in the Middle East in the beginning of the 16th century. The second part delves into social and cultural realities of the medieval Middle East.

This course was produced at Tel Aviv University by TAU Online - learning innovation center.

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Cost Free Online Course
Pace Upcoming
Subject History
Institution Tel Aviv University
Provider edX
Language English
Certificates $49 Certificate Available
Hours 3-4 hours a week
Calendar 9 weeks long

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Reviews for edX's Arab-Islamic History: From Tribes to Empires
4.6 Based on 8 reviews

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5.0 a week ago
by Karen Carlson completed this course, spending 6 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Very good course, with a nice balance between historic events (rulers, battles, invasions) and cultural background (art, religion, ethnicity, values and customs, the realities of everyday life).

Materials were varied - video lectures; written documents; on-camera interviews with a variety of historical, archaeological, and cultural experts; examination of primary sources in translation. I've always found the jumble of peoples and places in the medieval Middle East to be confusing; I found this course very helpful in getting a better handle on it. High production standards as well. I particularly enjoyed the glimpse into manuscripts.

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5.0 2 weeks ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Clear concise wonderful romp through 1000 years of history beginning with Mohammad through the Middle Ages - Arabs, Muslims Middle East, touching on Iberia and Africa.

Material extras: interviews, maps, timelines, thoughtful quizzes and final, historian labs of antiquity for pondering insights, and a presenter/prof who so enjoyed doing this extravaganza.

All done with respect and joy.

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2.0 3 months ago
by Hodon Abdi dropped this course.
So why is the only course on Arabic/Islamic history available from an Israeli institution.Wouldnt there be a great deal of bias?

Im not Arab but im choosing to not take it on these grounds.
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5.0 2 weeks ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Very valuable course on an area of prime importance to understand in this day and age. The instructor was great and so were the visuals. I will review this from time to time as the world turns. I hope another course is forthcoming covering from the medieval period to the present.
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5.0 5 days ago
by Dave Rawlings audited this course, spending 6 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Excellent introduction to the subject matter. Well produced and engaging. Provided an understanding of the complexity of the place and time in a straightforward manner. A nice mix of methods - lectures, scripts, interviews and materials. I enjoyed the course.
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5.0 2 weeks ago
by Robert Shep audited this course.
I have taken lots of online courses and probably all that Tel Aviv U. has offered about history. This one is probably the BEST.

Intelligent, easy to deal with, interesting and varied and with good illustrations.

Hopefully there will be MORE.
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5.0 2 weeks ago
by Bert Kummel audited this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
This course covers a neglected subject which has world wide impact. I hope that another course will cover the history from the Middle Ages to the present.
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5.0 2 weeks ago
Anonymous completed this course.
A delightful introduction to the birth and evolution of Islam in the Middle East during the Middle Ages. Fascinating and enlightening!
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