12 April @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
PLEASE NOTE – BECAUSE OF THE CURRENT SITUATION THIS COURSE WILL BE HELD ONLINE THROUGH ZOOM (training provided)
A free introductory session is offered to anyone new to online learning. Details will be given prior to the class starting.
Monday afternoons 2 – 4pm for five weeks 12th April to 10th May 2021
Islamic political thought is based on the teachings of Muhammad, who is seen as the last of the prophets, in the Qu’ran. The whole world must be rules by his successors (caliphs) in accordance with the divine law (Shari’a), but with freedom for other monotheists (Christians, Jews etc). Some tried to combine this with Plato’s ‘philosopher-king’. In modern times, some have given the Qu’ran a partly modern interpretation; others (‘fundamentalists’) have insisted on sticking with the original interpretation.
Tutor : Antony Black
Anthony Black is Emeritus Professor of the History of Political Thought at the University of Dundee.
His published works include a world history of ancient political thought, from prehistory to c.300 CE, a complete history of Islamic political thought, a comparative study of political thought in the West and in the Muslim-ruled world from the origins to the present, a history and theory of community and a recent exploration of climate change in the context of world history and the challenge it presents today.
He is currently working on a global history of political thought up to the present.
Course code : 04 301
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