NMC348Y1: History of Iran: From the Sasanians to the Safavids

Hours: 
48L

Examines the political history and cultural legacy of the Sasanian empire and transmission of Persian concepts of kingship, administration, and social organization into Islamic civilization, Perso-Islamic cultural synthesis under the Samanids, the interaction between nomadic and sedentary cultures under the rule of Turkic and Turko-Mongolian dynasties, and the Safavid state.

Prerequisite: 

Any half-credit course in the history of the ancient or early Islamic world offered by academic units within the Faculty of Arts & Science

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