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Academic Year 2005/2006
Jews Under Christian and Muslim Rule During the Middle Ages
HIST 301 FA
The objective of this course is to examine closely Jewish experience during the Middle Ages, both in Christian and Muslim states. Topics studied will include internal cultural, political, and intellectual developments
Jewish communities; sectarianism; Jewish-Christian and Jewish-Muslim interaction. Students will be exposed to a wide range of primary sources. Secondary sources will be used to illustrate current scholarly debates on
topics relevant to the course.
R. Chazan, EUROPEAN JEWRY AND THE FIRST CRUSADE;
R. Chazan, CHURCH, STATE AND JEWS IN THE MIDDLE AGES
J. Katz, EXCLUSIVENESS & TOLERANCE
I. Marcus, RITUALS OF CHILDHOOD
I. Twersky, THE
JEWS OF ARAB LANDS
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
No midterm or final exams. Regular response sheets. Two papers: one short 5-6 p. paper based on a primary source and one research paper.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
Participation in class discussions. This course fulfills a "Religion in Society" Religion Department majors requirement. HIST 247 is recommended but not required.
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