Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24 hours - 12 x 2 hour seminars |
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Admission to the Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced) or fourth-year honours in history (or in a relevant program), or enrolment in a relevant coursework Masters program.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
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CoordinatorAssoc Prof Richard Pennell
The basic meaning of the word Jihad is 'effort', one to achieve a positive goal. The effort can be personal and spiritual, to achieve piety and moral integrity, or collective and physical participation in warfare to protect or advance a moral and Islamic society. This subject studies the second of those manifestations, but with a vital awareness of the importance of the first. It explores the religious political and social context of warfare in the Middle East and North Africa between the local population and various European and 'western' enemies, and in particular the ways in which wars were conducted. Using primary sources, it will examine concepts of honour and sacrifice, warfare and the notion of 'just' war. It will begin with a background in the early Islamic period, but concentrating on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in order to examine concepts of pre-colonial resistance, wars of liberation and the clash of civilisations that is proposed to explain present-day conflict. Students will be asked to place the primary sources in a contemporary theoretical perspective and so develop an understanding of the ways in which warfare between Muslims and Europeans has changed during the colonial and postcolonial periods.
Students who complete this subject should be able to:
Hurdle requirement: Students are required to attend a minimum of 80% of classes in order to pass this subject.
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A subject reader will be available.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Links to further information:||http://shaps.unimelb.edu.au/history|
100 Point Master of International Relations |
100 Point Master of Islamic Studies
150 Point Master of Islamic Studies
200 Point Master of International Relations
200 Point Master of Islamic Studies
EMA 150 point program - full time over 1.5 years
EMA 200 point program - full time over 1.5 years
EMA 200 point program - full time over 2 years
Graduate Certificate in Arts (Advanced) - History
Graduate Certificate in Arts - Hebrew and Jewish Studies
Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced) - History
Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced) - Islamic Studies
Graduate Diploma in Arts - Hebrew and Jewish Studies
Graduate Diploma in Arts - History
MA (AS&&ST) History
PD-ARTS Islamic Studies
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