Jews and Muslims

GLOBAL 142 Jews and Muslims

Prerequisites: None

CCN: 32153

Units/Credits: 4

Time/Location: TuTh: 12:30-2:00pm / 166 Barrows

Final Exam Group 17: Friday, 12/14/2018; 8:00am-11:00am

Instructor: Emily Gottreich

This course studies Muslim-Jewish relations as they developed in the Middle East and North Africa from the rise of Islam to the present day. It analyzes how ethnic and religious boundaries were both drawn and transgressed in historical settings including Arabia in the time of Muhammad, Islamic Spain, the Ottoman Empire, and modern Iran, Iraq, Egypt, Morocco, and Israel. It asks how this shared cultural heritage is remembered and mobilized in the contemporary world, shedding light on the current state of Muslim-Jewish relations not only in the MENA but in Europe and the US as well. Films, memoirs, scripture, and historical works form the basis of our inquiry.

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