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.
Any two 200-HIS courses
HIS389H1 (Islam and Muslims in the Balkans)