The teaching contributes to the learning objectives of the Degree course, in particular it promotes a solid awareness of the theoretical bases and methodological tools inherent in historical discipline, bibliographic research and source analysis. The course provides the tools to understand the evolution of historical phenomena through the research and analysis of sources, with particular attention to the religious dimension of the Muslim world and its relations with the European world and with other monotheistic religions, according to the following lines:
Knowledge and understanding:
To foster the acquisition of skills in understanding the phenomena through the critical use of the fundamental tools of historiographical research: bibliographic research, classification and analysis of historical sources, with specific reference to the Muslim world.
Ability to apply knowledge and understanding:
Develop the attitude to an interdisciplinary approach in organization, management and presentation of the skills of analysis and historiographical research acquired during the course.
Develop the attitude of establishing connection with European and global history.
Ability to analyze and contextualize the reference texts of Muslim history, from the Qur'an to the classical and modern tradition.
Independence of judgement
The course prepares to set up and perform autonomously, also with the use of new technologies, bibliographic research or field research useful to form a base of primary and secondary historical sources related to Islamic history and to be able to elaborate and interpret such sources in a critical way, identifying problems and scientific, social, ethical and religious implications.
the course prepares to adequately and consistently express the results of the study and the analysis of the sources both in oral and written form.
the course prepares to acquire a solid method of research and in-depth study that allows the continuation of studies and the autonomy of further study and research activities.