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Land of Three Religions: Medieval Iberia
COL 110
Fall 2006 not offered
Crosslisting: HIST 124, MDST 110, IBST 300

This first year COL seminar traces the history of the Iberian Peninsula from the Islamic conquest of 711 to the Christian expulsion of the Jews in 1492. Primary and secondary readings address 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.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS COL
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

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