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U520  Glorification of Jihad:  From Medieval to Modern
Catalog number CEUS-U 520; class number (formerly section number) 25858
Kemal Silay

Seminar is designed for graduate students of Ottoman and Modern Turkish Studies.  Permission of instructor required.

This seminar explores the concept of Jihad and how it has been utilized in both medieval and modern discourses. Jihad as a medieval literary genre and Jihad as a modern political discourse will be examined through the use of primary and secondary sources, such as the Qur¹an, the Hadith, Ottoman historical and literary manuscripts, and more recent interpretations from Middle Eastern and Western popular and scholarly sources.

Day and Time:  Thursday, 2:30-5:00.