14293 Undergraduate Course

WiSe 20/21: Practices of Arabic-Islamic Scholarship

Islam Dayeh

Additional information / Pre-requisites

Knowledge of Arabic is a requirement.

Comments

What subjects would a student have needed to study to qualify as a jurist or a chronicler in 15th century Cairo, Jerusalem or Damascus? How was he examined? And what would he have most likely owned in his private library? These are some of the questions that we shall be treating in this course. We will start by examining the concept of knowledge and the categories and hierarchies of scholarly disciplines that developed over the centuries, with attention to traditional discussions about their legitimacy, function and positionality. We will then explore key features of pedagogy and instruction, including the sites of learning, curriculum, and scholarly ethics. We shall also be looking at key techniques of composing, transmitting and preserving texts. The course will include close readings of Arabic primary sources. close

Suggested reading

Franz Rosenthal, Knowledge Triumphant. The Concept of Knowledge in Medieval Islam. Brill Leiden, 2007 [First published in 1970]; George Makdisi, The Rise of Colleges: Institutions of Learning in Islam and The West, Edinburgh University Press, 1981. close

15 Class schedule

Regular appointments

Mon, 2020-11-02 10:00 - 12:00

Lecturers:
Prof. Dr. Islam Dayeh

Mon, 2020-11-09 10:00 - 12:00

Lecturers:
Prof. Dr. Islam Dayeh

Mon, 2020-11-16 10:00 - 12:00

Lecturers:
Prof. Dr. Islam Dayeh

Mon, 2020-11-23 10:00 - 12:00

Lecturers:
Prof. Dr. Islam Dayeh

Mon, 2020-11-30 10:00 - 12:00

Lecturers:
Prof. Dr. Islam Dayeh

Mon, 2020-12-07 10:00 - 12:00

Lecturers:
Prof. Dr. Islam Dayeh

Mon, 2020-12-14 10:00 - 12:00

Lecturers:
Prof. Dr. Islam Dayeh

Mon, 2021-01-04 10:00 - 12:00

Lecturers:
Prof. Dr. Islam Dayeh

Mon, 2021-01-11 10:00 - 12:00

Lecturers:
Prof. Dr. Islam Dayeh

Mon, 2021-01-18 10:00 - 12:00

Lecturers:
Prof. Dr. Islam Dayeh

Mon, 2021-01-25 10:00 - 12:00

Lecturers:
Prof. Dr. Islam Dayeh

Mon, 2021-02-01 10:00 - 12:00

Lecturers:
Prof. Dr. Islam Dayeh

Mon, 2021-02-08 10:00 - 12:00

Lecturers:
Prof. Dr. Islam Dayeh

Mon, 2021-02-15 10:00 - 12:00

Lecturers:
Prof. Dr. Islam Dayeh

Mon, 2021-02-22 10:00 - 12:00

Lecturers:
Prof. Dr. Islam Dayeh

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