L-OR/10 - 6 CFU - 1° Semester

Teaching Staff


Learning Objectives

knowledge and understanding: Provide interpretations of cultural and religious history and the evolution of political institutions in Islamic countries.

applying knowledge and understanding: Studying and analysing the history of Islam and the cultural aspects that characterize the Arab peoples, the student acquires knowledge of this civilization which facilitates his relationship with others and facilitates the work of those who undertake the activity of cultural mediation.

making judgement: The ability to analyse the texts both during research and the preparation of presentations and during the attendance of lessons are stimuli that strengthen the autonomy of the student's judgment which is consolidated by the new topics covered in this course.

communication skills: The course includes external seminars and internal presentations by students enhanced by the discussion of issues concerning the topics covered in the classroom; this reinforces the student's communication skills.

learning skills: During the course the necessary tools will be provided so that the knowledge acquired, both on the methodological and content level, can be used in the future to stimulate the student's curiosity, through topics of a culture so close but so different as the Arab-Islamic one. . This makes graduates able to exhibit and interact, with awareness, in new cultural themes.

Course Structure

- Frontal teaching
- Seminars
- Presentations.

Detailed Course Content

The first part introduces the course and deals with the birth of Islam and the consequences of the death of the prophet Muhammad. The second part focuses on the history of Islamic caliphates and on the period of expansion and diffusion of Muhammad's creed. The last part is dedicated to the consequences of the fall of the Abbasid caliphate and the role of the Ottoman caliphs until the beginning of the twentieth century.

Textbook Information

In-depth books:

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