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Fall 2022
May 22, 2022
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JCIV 271 - Muslims&Jews:Rethink Narrative
The Jewish-Muslim relationship is often synonymous with conflict. However, until the early modern period, most of the world’s Jews spoke Arabic and called the Islamic world home. Indeed, after a long Jewish presence in the Middle East, North Africa, and the Balkans in the 19th and 20th centuries factors like colonization, nationalism, and, migration have utterly transformed this map, triggering a massive departure of Jews from the Islamic world in the 1950s and 1960s. In diaspora communities such as the Sephardim, Arab-Jews, and Mizrahim were born into a heritage anchored in their relationship with the Arabo-Muslim world. This course will explore the Jewish and Muslim relationship beyond the conflict by looking at artistic productions such as music, cinema, and literature from an anthropological perspective. Through this lens, we will discover everyday life and interaction of individuals and communities in North Africa, the Balkans and the Middle East from the past and the present. We will analyze various forms of artistic expression in order to understand how it shaped and is shaping the lives and relationship of these two groups, and how it reveals alternative voices to the official narrative.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Jewish Civilization Department

Course Attributes:
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