Ted Thornton
Religious Studies/History 2
Northfield Mount Hermon School


Instructors:  Ted Thornton and Dick Schwingel in collaboration with Peter Drench of Phillips Academy, Andover, the International Academic Partnership, and the Aga Khan Education Service. 

Course Description:  An introduction to the Middle East that includes discussions of history, politics, culture, language, art and architecture, and literature in the context of the area's chief religion, Islam.  Emphasis on the region's confrontation with the West in the modern period, including the Arab-Israeli conflict and Islamic revivalism.


Syllabus, Fall, 2008

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Last Revised: August 24, 2008