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ASOC 1340A - Religions and Religious Cultures in the Mediterranean

Type d'enseignement : Lecture alone

Semester : Autumn 2017-2018

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English



Course Description

The birthplace of the three principal monotheistic religions, the Mediterranean is a shared space characterized by hybridity, diversity, and religious dynamism. This class will address a wide array of Mediterranean religious traditions and identities in the ancient through to the modern periods. Rather than imposing a false unity on the Mediterranean and the human activity it has sustained, the focus is on how these groups interacted with one another across the sea, enjoying commercial and political ties as well as sharing ideas and religious beliefs.


AZAB, Lamiss (Professor)

Course validation

Participation (10 %) Oral présentation (40%) Paper (50%)

Required reading

  • Bowen, John. Why The French Don't Like Headscarves: Islam, The State, and Public Space
  • Braudel, Fernand. The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Phillip II
  • Fowden, Garth. From Empire to Commonwealth: Consequences of Monotheism in Late Antiquity
  • Pirenne, Henri. Mohammed and Charlemagne