CLAC67H3: Early Islam: Perspectives on the Construction of a Historical Tradition

This course examines the history and historiography of the formative period of Islam and the life and legacy of Muḥammad, Islam’s founder. Central themes explored include the Late Antique context of the Middle East, pre-Islamic Arabia and its religions, the Qur’ān and its textual history, the construction of biographical accounts of Muḥammad, debates about the historicity of reports from Muḥammad, and the evolving identity and historical conception of the early Muslim community.

Same as HISC67H3

Any 4.0 credits, including 0.5 credit at the A- or B-level in HIS courses
History, Philosophy and Cultural Studies