The Muslim Mediterranean City

Cities have defined Mediterranean culture for thousands of years. Using sources from medieval times to the present, the interaction between urban form and social practice is traced against the background of an encompassing Islamic culture. Topics include theories about Islam and urbanism, the city as sacred space, modernism and the making of the colonial city, the contemporary city and the literary imagination, and the city in the age of globalization.Offered jointly with FAS as Islamic Civilizations 120. Please check the following url for updated meeting times/places: