HISTORY 397 - History Colloquium
Section: 002 Convivencia: Tolerance in Medieval Spain
Term: FA 2012
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
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:

It is widely believed that Christian, Muslims, and Jews lived together in relative harmony for significant periods of medieval Spanish history, that they experienced what has come to be called Convivencia. What is more, the argument continues, as a result of this harmony, all benefited materially and culturally from diversity and interaction. More recently, the idea of Convivencia has come under increased attention, either heralded as an ethical vision for a more tolerant future or criticized as a dangerous, historical fiction. In this course and through careful reading of primary sources, students will take a critical look at Convivencia as both historical concept and practice. To what degree did tolerance exist in medieval Spain? And perhaps more critically, what do religious interactions in the distant past tell us about the possibilities for religious tolerance in the future?

Course Requirements:

No data submitted

Intended Audience:

No data submitted

Class Format:

No data submitted

HISTORY 397 - History Colloquium
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
7LSA Hist Majors- Jr or Sr Only
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (SEM)
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
004 (SEM)
8LSA Hist Majors- Jr or Sr Only
Th 3:00PM - 6:00PM
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.

ISBN: 0812221680
Medieval Iberia : readings from Christian, Muslim, and Jewish sources, Author: edited by Olivia Remie Constable, with the assistance of Damian Zurro., Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press 2nd ed.
ISBN: 0316168718
The ornament of the world : how Muslims, Jews, and Christians created a culture of tolerance in medieval Spain, Author: Maria Rosa Menocal ; [foreword by Harold Bloom]., Publisher: Back Bay Books 1st Back B 2002
ISBN: 0195311914
A vanished world : Muslims, Christians, and Jews in medieval Spain, Author: Chris Lowney., Publisher: Oxford Univ. Press 1. ed. 2006
ISBN: 0140444467
The poem of the Cid, Author: translated by Rita Hamilton and Janet Perry ; with an introduction and notes by Ian Michael., Publisher: Penguin 1984
Syllabi are available to current LSA students. IMPORTANT: These syllabi are provided to give students a general idea about the courses, as offered by LSA departments and programs in prior academic terms. The syllabi do not necessarily reflect the assignments, sequence of course materials, and/or course expectations that the faculty and departments/programs have for these same courses in the current and/or future terms.

Click the button below to view historical syllabi for HISTORY 397 (UM login required)

View Historical Syllabi
The CourseProfile (ART) system, supported by the U-M Provost’s 3rd Century Initiative through a grant to the Digital Innovation Greenhouse, provides additional information about: course enrollments; academic terms and instructors; student academic profiles (school/college, majors), and previous, concurrent, and subsequent course enrollments.

CourseProfile (ART)