Course Schedule - Spring Semester 2021

     

HART 519 001 (CRN: 24292)

ARCHITECTURE ISLAMIC EMPIRES

Long Title: ARCHITECTURE, TRADE, AND POWER IN EARLY MODERN ISLAMIC EMPIRES
Department: Art History
Instructor: Emami, Farshid
Meeting: 3:10PM - 5:50PM T RZR 123 (25-JAN-2021 - 30-APR-2021) 
Session: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
 
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Section Max Enrollment: 3
Section Enrolled: 1
Total Cross-list Max Enrollment: 15
Total Cross-list Enrolled: 8
Enrollment data as of: 24-SEP-2021 6:47AM
 
Additional Fees: None
 
Final Exam: GR Course-Dept Schedules Exam
 
Description: During the early modern period, ca. 1500-1800, around one-third of the earth’s human population inhabited territories that were ruled by three empires: the Ottomans in the eastern Mediterranean, the Safavids in the Iranian plateau, and the Mughals in South Asia. This period saw a surge in production of architectural monuments (such as the Taj Mahal), the emergence of cosmopolitan cities (such as Istanbul and Isfahan), and the expansion of the public sphere in gardens, promenades, and coffeehouses. This course examines the architecture, urbanism, and material culture of these three empires in the context of global trade, representations of power, and urban life in the capital cities of Istanbul, Isfahan, and Delhi. Graduate students will be expected to write short paper during the semester as well as a 20-page research paper at the end of the semester. Cross-list: HART 319.