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Bodies and Sexualities in the Medieval Middle East: Medical, Cultural, and Religious Views
The body has been always an object of imagination, literature, science, philosophy and religion. It is the object of health and disease, birth and death, reward and punishment, science, philosophy and religion, and is the vehicle of both the divine and the profane. It is at the center of debates on sexuality, gender identities, race and politics. In this course, we will look at how different views on the body and on sexuality developed and changed in the Middle East throughout the medieval period and early modern period and how they influenced and were influenced by the religious doctrines, the medical theories, the Islamic law and the intellectual environment of the Islamic Middle Ages. The course will address these different views and perceptions as manifested in the religious, philosophical, legal, scientific and literary production of the period. Note: Consult instructor for art of ministry requirement.
Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: Yes
Jointly offered as History of Science 108
Expected to be offered Fall 2014
Course times to be announced.
Course location to be announced.
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