CMSS14

Saints, Ships, and Sultans: The Horn of Africa in the Middle Ages

Subject code

CMS

Course Number

S14

Instructor(s)

M. Tizzoni

Course Long Title

Saints, Ships, and Sultans: The Horn of Africa in the Middle Ages

Cross Listed Courses

Description

The Horn of Africa represents one of the great crossroads of the world, connecting the Red Sea and Mediterranean worlds with those of the Indian Ocean. In the medieval period, the region flourished, with its history and society shaped by religion, trade, and politics. Christian states of Ethiopia sought both to pursue an independent expression of their faith and link themselves with the wider Christian world. Muslim states in Somalia sought political definition and economic power in a booming interconnected global community. Community-engaged learning sits at the core of this course. Recommended background: CM/HI 102 or 293.

Modes of Inquiry

Analysis and Critique [AC], Historical and Social Inquiry [HS]

Writing Credit

No writing credit

INDS Program Relationship

IDCM - CMS Program