Fall 2006 not offered
COL 267, IBST 301|
This course traces the history of the Iberian Peninsula from the Islamic conquest of 711 to the Christian expulsion of the Jews in 1492. Particular attention is paid to forms of confrontation (from theological debate to systemic violence) and forms of confluence (from conversion to cultural overlap) as well as hostile indifference between medieval Jews, Christians, and Muslims. What were the undercurrents of aggression that gave rise to persecution of the 'other' in medieval Spain? Conversely, what were the elements of commonality between groups that gave rise to great intellectual advancements? The class concludes with glimpse of the dynamic of the three religions elsewhere in the medieval Mediterranean.
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Maria Rosa Menocal, THE ORNAMENT OF THE WORLD: HOW MUSLIMS, JEW, AND CHRISTIANS CREATED A CULTURE OF TOLERANCE IN MEDIEVAL SPAIN
Olivia Remie Constable, MEDIEVAL IBERA: READINGS FROM CHRISTIAN MUSLIM AND JEWISH SOURCES
David Nirenberg, COMMUNITIES OF VIOLENCE: PERSECUTION OF MINORITIES IN THE MIDDLE AGES
Richard Fletcher, THE QUEST FOR EL CID
A course reader also includes additional primary and secondary sources (including music, art and architecture).
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Two papers and one in class presentation.
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