HIS306H1: Islam and Muslims in the Balkans

Hours: 
24L

The course examines the history of the Balkans from the fourteenth century until the present day with a particular focus on Islam, Muslims and Muslim culture. Topics include formation of Muslim communities, relations between Muslims and non-Muslims in the Ottoman and Habsburg empires, Sufi Islam, Muslims as minorities and majorities, and their experiences during the break-up of Yugoslavia. No prior knowledge of Balkan history or Islam is assumed.

Prerequisite: 

1.0 FCE 200-level HIS course(s)

Exclusion: 

HIS389H1 (Islam and Muslims in the Balkans)

Distribution Requirements: 
Humanities
Breadth Requirements: 
Society and its Institutions (3)