HISTORY 497 - History Colloquium
Section: 002 Religious Tolerance in Medieval Spain
Term: WN 2018
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
Credits:
4
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of department.
Advisory Prerequisites:
HISTORY 202.
Repeatability:
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 religous 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 Islamic world is preferable but not necessary.

Course Requirements:

Students will be evaluated on the basis of their participation in class discussion as well as two short papers and two longer papers. A background in medieval Europe and Islamic world is preferable but not necessary. There are no quizzes or exams for this course.

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HISTORY 497 - History Colloquium
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
23469
Open
15
15LSA Jr>
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (SEM)
P
27841
Open
15
15LSA Jr>
-
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
003 (SEM)
P
30932
Open
15
15LSA Jr>
-
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
004 (SEM)
P
32428
Open
15
15LSA Jr>
-
Th 1:00PM - 4:00PM
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ISBN: 0812221680
Medieval Iberia : readings from Christian, Muslim, and Jewish sources, Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press 2012
Required
ISBN: 9780316168717
The ornament of the world : how Muslims, Jews, and Christians created a culture of tolerance in medieval Spain, Author: Menocal, Maria Rosa., Publisher: Back Bay Books 2012
Required
ISBN: 0743282612
A Vanished World Medieval Spain's Golden Age of Enlightenment., Author: Lowney, Christopher., Publisher: Free Press 2012
Required
ISBN: 9780140444469
The poem of the Cid, Author: translated by Rita Hamilton and Janet Perry ; with an introduction and notes by Ian Michael., Publisher: Penguin 1984
Required
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