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Science and Technology in the Islamic Worlds will examine inventions and discoveries attributed to residents of Islamic regions (Muslims, Christians, Jews, and other culture groups), and those which were used there. We will look at the hows and whys of adoption, adaptation, and notions of modernity within a trans-cultural setting. We will begin with the seventh century founding of Islam, continue through its geographic and cultural peaks in the sixteenth and seventeenth century, and carry on to consider more recent scientific and technological exchanges—intra-Islam, with China and with the West.

The Anthropology of Ritual                                                    Instructor:  Mary Taylor

Fall 2017-Mondays 6:00-8:50