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Beginner Level
Approx. 27 hours to complete
English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Welcome to this Course

1 hour to complete
2 videos (Total 7 min), 6 readings
2 videos
How to succeed in your online class?2m
6 readings
Meet the instructor & her team5m
Leiden University: Facts & Figures10m
How to subscribe for J-stor5m
Complete our small survey5m
Community Guidelines 5m
What is your learning path?5m
4 hours to complete

The Medieval Islamic City

4 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 15 min), 6 readings, 3 quizzes
2 videos
The Hammam7m
6 readings
Podcast explained2m
Introduction to the Islamic City30m
Islamic City - Historic Myth, Islamic Essence and Contemporary Relevance45m
Hospitals30m
Further Reading
Source Material: Medical commentary10m
3 practice exercises
Islamic - Historic Myth, Contemporary Relevance5m
The Medieval Islamic City15m
Arabic versus Greek10m
Week
2

Week 2

5 hours to complete

Travel & Religion

5 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 30 min), 8 readings, 3 quizzes
4 videos
Minorities and different Islams8m
Shrines7m
Amulets (on location Volkenkunde Museum)6m
8 readings
Podcast Explained2m
Source Material: Photos of Snouck15m
Jews in the Middle East and Europe1h
Origins of the Schism25m
Optional reading: Western Arabia in the Leiden Collections10m
Further Reading
Travelling to Jerusalem20m
Visiting Al-Haram al-Sharif10m
3 practice exercises
Muslim - Jewish relations15m
Religion15m
The Ascent to Heaven5m
Week
3

Week 3

5 hours to complete

Trade

5 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 33 min), 7 readings, 5 quizzes
5 videos
Porcelain3m
Legal Inventions7m
The Slave Trade8m
Orientalism7m
7 readings
Podcast explained2m
The travelling of Goods and Ideas: Vikings & Dirhams15m
Udovitch - Legal Innovations45m
Muslim Slaves in Early Modern Europe: A Forgotten History of Slavery10m
Optional reading: Slave Traders and Karimi Merchants during the Mamluk Period: A Comparative Study .1h
Further Reading
Focusing on 19th Century Orientalist Views10m
4 practice exercises
Legal Innovations5m
Trade & Orientalism15m
Naked versus Veiled5m
Orientalist or not?
Week
4

Week 4

6 hours to complete

Power Play

6 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 24 min), 7 readings, 3 quizzes
3 videos
The Pen and the Sword8m
What made the Mamluk army possible and when did it change?8m
7 readings
Podcast explained2m
Optional: Shajarat al-Durr20m
Political Intercession at Court45m
The Pen and the Sword45m
Optional: Mamluks through European Eyes40m
Further Reading10m
Jonathan Brown's view on Slavery30m
2 practice exercises
Political Intercession at Court5m
Power Play15m

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