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.
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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 Joana M•
In gereral, the course in The Cosmopolitan Medieval Arabic World is very interesting.
The different knowledge shared along the weeks is associated with sociey, its infrastructures, religion, commercial activities - trade, slaves and mameluks, cultural development, orientalism and translation movements.
In my opinion, from all the readins, only two of them were not that interesting and I feel that I lost too much time paying attention to it. The exams by the end of each module should be more straight to the information learnt.
Overall, the knowledge I got from it will be very important in my job.
by Nina F•
This was a very enlightening and informative course. I learned about many things that I didn't know about before. I greatly enjoyed the lectures and the readings and am now very interested in learning more about the Medieval Arabic world. My only issue with this course is that the subtitles for the videos need to be improved. There is a lot of misspelling in the subtitles for the videos.
by Emily C•
There is some engaging material in this course. In fact, I think I will probably access and refer to some of the materials again in the future. However, the best thing about the course was that I learnt that I could register for a JSTOR account and read a certain number of articles for free each month.
by Lowell N•
Interesting subject, generally high-quality presentations, and well organized. Covered a broad range of issues (economic, social, governmental, scientific) to give a better feel for what was going on in this area at the time.
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 Mehwish A•
It was an amazing experience studying this course with Coursera, it has many fascinating stories which caught my attention and I would like to revisit them someday.
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.
The course wasn't bad. I've laerned some very interesting facts. However, the material I was supposed to read was rather boring. I'd rather listen to more lectures than read those many articles
by Jordi T•
This course was too biased, too pro-muslim society, always comparing it to western society as if this was the role model. Sentences like "Baghdad had a million of citizens while London was a fishing village" prevented me from enjoying the course. It would have been nice if the subjects would have taught free of comparison, just as they are, allowing the students to get their own interpretations and ideas.
by Deleted A•
Always present facts. You had a lot of good information but enough misinformation that was important to understanding the region today that I could not watch. You lost more credibility when showing the travel slide with narration about a woman and her husband traveling to Hajj then said at the end this was an invention used to illustrate the scene/times. You should stick with the facts.