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Middle East: Religions and Early History

This course gives an overview of the historical development in the Middle East and North Africa from approximately 1800 BCE to 1500 CE.

The course also covers the three Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam), their history, tenets of belief, holy scriptures, rites and central doctrinal groupings.

All teaching and examination at the Department of Asian, Middle Eastern and Turkish Studies will continue to be web-based throughout autumn semester 2021.

  • Course structure

    Teaching format

    Lectures and seminars.

    Course details and resources

    The course details and resources can be found in the learning platform:
    Athena (länken uppdateras)

    Please note that it is only registrered students that can access resources such as PDF documents in Athena.


    The course is examined through a written assignment, in the form of an essay.


    Isa Blumi

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.

    The course literature for Autumn 21 is being updated.

  • Contact

    Do you have questions about the courses in Middle Eastern and North Africa's Languages and Cultures?

    Student Councelor:

    Director of Studies:
    Martin Säfström
    Room 104, Kräftriket 4B
    Phone: 08-16 29 43