Islamic Societies, with Ira Lapidus (Conversations with History) - UCTV - University of California Television
Islamic Societies, with Ira Lapidus (Conversations with History)
Premiere Date: 4/16/2003; 54 minutes


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Ira Lapidus, Professor Emeritus of History at the University of California, Berkeley, and the founding Chair of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies on the Berkeley campus joins Harry Kreisler to discuss Islam, its relation to politics, the treatment of women in Islamic societies, and how an understanding of Islamic history might inform U.S. foreign policy. (#7242)

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K-12 Educational Standards

Standards for Grade(s): 10

World History, Culture, and Geography: The Modern World

10.10 Students analyze instances of nation-building in the contemporary world in at least two of the following regions or countries: the Middle East, Africa, Mexico and other parts of Latin America, and China.

Standards for Grade(s): 11

United States History and Geography: Continuity and Change in the Twentieth Century

11.9 Students analyze U.S. foreign policy since World War II.

6. Describe U.S. Middle East policy and its strategic, political, and economic interests, including those related to the Gulf War.

Standards for Grade(s): 7

World History and Geography: Medieval and Early Modern Times

7.2 Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the civilizations of Islam in the Middle Ages.

2. Trace the origins of Islam and the life and teachings of Muhammad, including Islamic teachings on the connection with Judaism and Christianity.

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