Radical Islam - A History

POLSCI 382

This course focuses on the history of Muslim groups and social movements which are often regarded as politically fundamentalists or radical in the twentieth-century Middle East. We shall critically survey the intellectual origins of radical ideologies, the social history of the "Muslim Bortherhood: in Egypt and Syria, the politics of Saudi Arabia, the rise of Hizbullah, the question of the caliphate, the interaction between foreign intervention and the approval of violence as a legitimate means in politics, a history of al-Qaeda, and finally of what we know about ISIS. Instructor: Mestyan. 

Crosslisting Numbers: 

HISTORY 359
AMES 359
PUBPOL 359
ICS 361

Curriculum Codes: 

CCI, CZ