Thank you for this beautiful course ! I learned a lot and most important, as a European, this course changed my vision of the Islamic world. This course opens my mind. Thank you !
From this course, I gain more knowledge and insight about Medieval Arabic World. Also, to correct some Orientalists pictures of the Medieval Arabic World.
by Russell B•
I loved this course and recommend it highly. It was well organized, had good, clear, enthusiastic lecturers and some great materials. The subject matter is fascinating. I did have some criticisms - for example, there was a tendency to condescend to students, assuming we were all starting out with Eurocentric and "Orientalist" assumptions that we had to be converted from. Still, I won't harp on things that worried me that might not worry others. Overall it's a beautifully designed and executed course, and despite some criticisms that I have it exceeded my expectations. Thanks to all who were involved!
by Barnak D•
Very intruiging and interesting course presenting an often ignored past of medieval Islamic history. Course materials and readings are good but the review system is broken. Honours content needs better optimization.
by Karen B•
Es un curso muy interesante. Videos, audios, lecturas que nos proporcionan una visión del mundo árabe en la época medieval. lo disfruté mucho.
by Ilham Q•
Very good. engaging and interesting content and lectures partitioned by quizzes to show progress. A few technical issues but overall, superb!
by Susana L T•
El curso se ofrece en español, pero posee podcast en idioma inglés lo que imposibilita la comprensión, no pude completar.
by Patricia H•
An excellent course. Well paced and well organized. I learned so much from this course. The lecturers were good and knew their course work. Great videos and podcasts. I enjoyed the library readings. The quizzes were too easy I feel. Possibly some extracurricular work would be gratefully accepted. Overall I am very pleased with this course
by pedro c a•
I was responsible for online training at a big company and I am familiar with online courses. This was the best online course so far in Cursera and I did other very good ones. Combination of good materials, different tasks and evaluations make a great course. I want to congratulate the teachers of the University of Leyden on this course.
by Pablo S S•
Beautiful, beautiful course on the Medieval Arabic World. I especially enjoyed the lectures on Orientalism and all the information on the history of medicine. Proud to be a Leiden alumnus and to see the university sharing knowledge, freely and widely, across the Internet. Thank you!
by Kathryn E•
Excellent course. You will be enlightened by a culture that has been misrepresented in our modern age. We owe so much to the Medieval Arabic World that we take for granted today. I'm grateful I could take this class and learn so much.
by Alexandra O•
The informations given in this course were very interesting. I feel like now I have a better understanding of the world. I was fascinated by a lot of stuff.
CONS: some of the texts that were given as lecture were somehow long and dull
by Miriam M•
This course is really amazing! It shows us how medieval arabic world helped the development of the whole world in Science, culture, Medicine, Astronomy and so on. Congratulations to Leiden University for this incredible work.
by Krista W•
I learned so much in this course. I definitelyrecommend doing the extra readings and assignments in the honors track. The extra knowledge is worth the effort. I am delighted I found this course!
by DONATELLA C•
Ho vissuto la piu' bella ed intensa esperienza formativa possibile.
Del tutto inaspettata quanto entusiasmante. Corso strutturato magnificamente ricco di spunti di approfondimento.
by Muhammed E E•
Probably it's better than most of the course you take at your university. Ranging from articles to videos everything is well-designed. Highly recomended.
by Sobuha L•
Great course. With very diverse resources and clear mini lectures, I've learned so much and gained a different perspective to see Medieval Arabic World.
by alishan k•
Such an enlightened course. I really learned a lot. its really a good decision to be part of this academic study on Cosmopolitan Medieval Arabic World.
by Roberto V•
Excellent course. Brought an amazing array of information sources to sublement the lectures. Will probably do it again, as it was an exciting course.
by Pavel K•
A fascinating course that WILL change your original views and opinions (if you had any) about the Medieval Arabic Wo
by Diane W•
An excellent MOOC. Well put together and delivered with stimulating topics and interesting reading suggestions.
by Sadeq R•
I strongly suggest for everyone to do this course as it holds MANY surprises about the Medival Arabic World.
by Gina K P U•
A wonderful journey to the cosmopolitan medieval Arabic world!
I enjoyed it very much!
Thanks to you all!
by Daniel M•
Very expert and comprehensive course.
Wonderful presentation, great Prof, great teachers.
by Karolina P•
This course covers many topics of the Medieval World. It was easy to follow and kept me interested.
by Steve S•
Great variety of topics and content that was well structured. Thank you University of Leiden!
by Michael G•
a fascinating study of an understudied topic in western classrooms. I very much enjoyed it!