04365 - History of Islamic Countries

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This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Quality education Reduced inequalities Peace, justice and strong institutions

Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

As the outcome of the course the student will know the historical development of Muslim countries.

Course contents

The course aims to provide students with a complete framework on main events in the history of Muslim Countries since the emergence of Islam through the ages until contemporary Jihadism.


Lapidus, Ira M., Storia delle società islamiche, Einaudi, 2000, voll. I, II, III.

Vercellin, Giorgio, Istituzioni del mondo musulmano, Einaudi, 2002.

Campanini, Massimo, Storia del Medio Oriente contemporaneo, Il Mulino, 2017.

Teaching methods

Class lessons.

Assessment methods

Spoken test with the teacher.

Teaching tools

PC presentations, maps.

Office hours

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