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2018-2019 Catalogue 
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HIST 27512 - Ancient Arabian Religions

Course Credit: 1
ANCIENT ARABIAN RELIGIONS In this course we will struggle with and piece together fragmentary historical evidence, culminating in a final project of a collaborative map of ancient Arabia on which we will plot trade routes, pilgrimage networks, and religious inscriptions. The course does not deal with Islam, but religions of ancient Arabia and southern Jordan, Palestine, and Syria. We will look at warrior-queens, divine kings, desert sanctuaries, and long lost forms of Judaism and Christianity. The course will be conducted seminar-style and teach you how to manage evidence that consists mostly of rock inscriptions. No previous courses in Religious Studies or History necessary. [R]