Islamic History and Theology II (Modern)

Course Information
TitleΙσλαμική Ιστορία και Θεολογία ΙΙ (Νεότερη) / Islamic History and Theology II (Modern)
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorMarina anna Pyrovolaki
Course ID600012627

Programme of Study: PPS Tm. THeologías - Eisagōgikī Kateýthynsī Mousoulmanikṓn Spoudṓn (EKMS 2016-sīmera)

Registered students: 68
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course215

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully completed the lesson are able to know the reasons and causes of the various religious-political trends within Islam from the 15th century until the end of the 19th century.
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The lesson examines the history of the Islamic world in the Middle Ages and Early Modernity, covering the period from the 13th century to about 1800, and emphasizing the historical evolution of the Near and Middle East. The period under consideration begins with the destruction of the Arabic caliphate with Baghdad by the Mongols in 1258, marked by the emergence of non-Arab dynasties (Mameluks, Ottomans, Safavides), and feeds the crystallization of the dogmatic and theological differences between the Sunni and the Shiite Islam, as well as the appearance of libelous movements such as Uhabitism.
Islam, Theology, Middle Ages, Early Modernity
Educational Material Types
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Use of Power Points during the lessons. Cooperation with the students through E-Mails.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment401.6
Written assigments180.7
Student Assessment
Exams (written or oral), or writing of projects. The degree of participation of the students in the class during the lectures included in their final evaluation.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
Η. Inalcık (1995), Η Οθωμανική Αυτοκρατορία: Η Κλασική Εποχή, 1300-1600, Αλεξάνδρεια Διδάσκων: Παναγιώτης Παχής / Ανάθεση / ΠΔ407
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