I. Introduction to the Arabian Peninsula


Week 1: Society, Geography and Current Events


•     Tuesday (2/11) –  Introductory Themes; Visual Tour of Arabia; Course Details

HwkEres: George Rentz, The Arabian Peninsula, pp. 1, 3, 5, 8-11, 13-15, 17-19, 21-25



Vocab list for Rentz

Map of Arabia (from Rentz, 1960)

Physiographical Map

geological map

Historical Map of the Arabian Peninsula


•     Thursday (2/13) – Society and Geography of the Arabian Peninsula

Hwk – DT: pp. 1-31; ERes: “Pre-Islamic Poetry” Cambridge History of Arabic Literature (pp. 27-33)


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