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Jews and Christians in Medieval England: Debate, Dialogue, and Destruction

ENGL 351
Fall 2014 not offered
Crosslisting: MDST 351, RELI 351
Certificates: Jewish and Israel Studies

This course will consider relations between the Jewish minority and their Christian neighbors in England before the Jews' expulsion in 1290 and also the effect of the expulsion on subsequent Christian writing. We will read texts originally written in Hebrew, French, and Latin (in translation) as well as English to get a sense of the conversations that took place between two groups that were both inextricably bound together and set apart by centuries of conflict and persecution. Among the issues we will explore are the Christian study of Hebrew biblical commentary, the popularity of the Jewish-Christian debate as a literary form, the Crusades, competing Jewish and Christian apocalyptic programs, and the curious afterlife of Insular Jews in Middle English literature.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CJST-MN)(MDST-MN)(MDST)(MDST-Art/Arch)(MDST-History)(MDST-Lang/Lit)(MDST-Phil/Reli)

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