Islamic Culture in Spain (In English)
Universidad de Granada
Area of Study
History, Middle Eastern Studies, Multicultural Studies, Religion, Spanish Culture
Taught In English
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
The main objective of this subject is to give the students an overall view of the Arab-Islamic world
through its history and culture. Thus, the program is divided in five chapters that include Arab-Islamic history from its beginning to the present time, rendering special attention to the Islam as a fundamental religious and cultural phenomenon in Arab history, as well as to the socio-political development of al-Andalus.
Final exam (50%). Attendance and active participation (25%). Accomplishment of the exercises
and programmed activities in the classroom, and homework (25%)
AZZAM, Henry T. The Arab World facing the Challenge of the New Millennium. London: Tauris,
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HOURANI, Albert (ed.). The Cambridge Encyclopaedia of the Middle East and North Africa.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988.
----------. Historia de los pueblos árabes. Barcelona: Ariel, 1992.
KENNEDY, Hugh. Muslim Spain and Portugal: A Political History of al-Andalus.
Harlow, England: Longman , 1996.
----------. Prophet and the Age of the Caliphates: the Islamic Near East from the Sixth to the
Eleventh Century. London: Longman , 1996
SICKER, Martin. The Islamic World in Ascendancy from the Arab Conquests to the Siege of Vienna.
Westport, Conn: Praeger, 2000.