The Making of the Islamic World

"The Making of the Islamic World" is a special series of podcasts intended for use with university students. It offers an overview of the history of Muslim societies from the 7th to 17th centuries. Each episode is based on conversations with three or more scholars whose research and teaching relate to different facets of the history of the Islamic world. Each episode also comes with bonus material such as suggestions of primary and secondary reading as well as further listening. 

Preliminary production on the series is complete. This page is under construction as we finalize the episodes and supplementary material.


Episode 1 - The Origins of Islamic Law
Episode 2 - The Imperial Caliphates
Episode 3 - Rumi's World
Episode 4 - Fragments of the Fatimid Caliphate
Episode 5 - Legacies of al-Andalus
Episode 6 - The Crusades in an Islamic Context
Episode 7 - The Mongols and Muslim Societies
Episode 8 - Life in the Mamluk Sultanate
Episode 9 - Islam at a Crossroads in West Africa
Episode 10 - The Early Modern Islamic World


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