Between Dictators and Scholars: Institutions and Methods of Teaching in Medieval Islam
Ahmed Fathi Korani Mohamed

This paper explores the methods of teaching in the pre-Modern Muslim World including a survey of the practices implemented in Cairo, Damascus, and Baghdad from 700-1600 CE. Previous studies have focused primarily on the role of rote memorization and the dictatorial position of instructors. While not untrue, these claims represent only the extreme picture of how the project of education was undertaken in these instates. The current project therefore seeks to challenge this view and establish that education in the Muslim World was a complex system based upon relationships of self-respect, scholarship, and academic achievement.

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