31551 - History of the Islamic Thought

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

Quality education Peace, justice and strong institutions

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student knows how to recognize the different phases of the languages, religions and cultures of muslim countries. He has the knowledge and methodological tools to understand and analyze the interaction between muslim principles and the various articulations of muslim thought.

Course contents

FIRST SEMESTER COURSE (also valid, where such a mutuation is foreseen by the course of study followed, for History of Islamic countries and similar, for which however see separate bibliography)


General part. Development of Islamic religious thought from its origins until the end of the Abbasid era. Juridical, theological, mystical schools until the arrival of the Timurids.

Special part. Commented reading of passages by Muslim mystical authors (Ansari of Herat, Najm al-din Kubrà, Ahmad Ghazali, Abu Yazid al-Bistami)



see the Italian version

Teaching methods

lectures, seminars, as well as specialist lectures and seminars

Assessment methods

Oral exam (questioning on the course topics).

Teaching tools

testi, dispense, materiali e risorse varie reperibili anche su internet

Office hours

See the website of Carlo Saccone