Islamic political thought/The Abbasid Caliphate
PRE-MODERN ISLAMIC POLITICAL THOUGHT (645-1500 CE) WEEK THREE THROUGH WEEK FIVE
LESSON TITLE: The Abbasid Caliphate
OPR: To be determined OFFICE PHONE: To be determined
- Aslan, Reza. No god but God. New York: Random House, Inc., 2006.
- Black, Antony. The History of Islamic Political Thought: From the Prophet to the Present.
- New York: Routledge, 2001.
- Gordon, Matthew S. The Rise of Islam. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc.,
- Hawting, G.R. The First Dynasty of Islam: The Umayyad Caliphate AD 661-750. 2nd ed.
- New York: Routledge, 2000.
- Identify characteristics and nomenclature of the Abbasid Caliphate regarding the justification of rule, type of political establishment, and role of religious authority versus secular authority.
- Identify key thinkers of the period and their contribution to the evolution of Islamic political thought.
METHOD OF INSTRUCTION: Lecture/Student-based discussion
TIME: 1 hour 50 minutes
PERIOD 2: The Rise of the Abbasid Caliphate, Ibn Muqaffa, Caliph al-Ma’mun,
OBJECTIVES: To understand general concepts about the following issues:
- The Demise of the Umayyad
- The Rise of the Abbasid Caliphate
- Iranian Monarchial Influences
- Ibn Muqaffa
- Caliph Ma’mun
INSTRUCTIONAL AIDS: -ELMO
- Dry-erase board
- Visual representations of timeline regarding Islamic political thought
- Visual representations of Abbasid genealogy