HISTORY 397 - History Colloquium
Section: 002 Crusade and Jihad
Term: WN 2013
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of department.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment limited to junior and senior History majors by permission only. History majors are required to elect HISTORY 396 or 397.
May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

This course examines the historical transformation of religious violence from early Christianity to the contemporary period from a variety of perspectives: theological, anthropological, and historical. Centrally, the aim of the class is to introduce you to the concepts of sacred violence in Christianity and Islam – Crusade and Jihad – and also examine the various manifestations of these ideas. The majority of class readings and discussions will center around primary source material in translation. Was violence integral to the creation of religious communities? To what degree did the practice of religious violence coincide with the ideal of Holy War? How do Crusade and Jihad diverge and change? And finally, how do these medieval concepts relate to their modern manifestations? A background in medieval Europe and the Islamic world is preferable but not necessary. Students will be evaluated on the basis on their participation in class discussion as well as two short papers and two longer papers. There are no quizzes or exams for this course.

HISTORY 397 - History Colloquium
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
3LSA Hist Majors- Jr or Sr Only
Tu 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: All sections of 397: students missing the first class may be dropped for non-attendance. Students earning their teaching certificate in History or Social Studies should contact Sheila (sheilaw@umich.edu) before Dec 9 for seat availability.
002 (SEM)
1LSA Hist Majors- Jr or Sr Only
M 10:00AM - 1:00PM
003 (SEM)
6LSA Hist Majors- Jr or Sr Only
5LSA Jr>
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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ISBN: 0300101287
The crusades : a history, Author: Jonathan Riley-Smith., Publisher: Yale University Press 2nd ed. 2005
ISBN: 0691138389
Jihad in Islamic history : doctrines and practice, Author: Michael Bonner., Publisher: Princeton University Press 4th printi 2008
ISBN: 1442600020
The Crusades : a reader, Author: edited by S.J. Allen and Emilie Amt., Publisher: University of Toronto Press 2010
ISBN: 1558763813
Jihad in classical and modern Islam : a reader, Author: Rudolph Peters., Publisher: Markus Wiener Publishers 2nd ed., u 2005
ISBN: 0140455132
The book of contemplation : Islam and the Crusades, Author: Usama ibn Munqidh ; translated with an Introduction and notes by Paul M. Cobb., Publisher: Penguin 2008
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