Heretics and Infidels: Muslims, Christians, Jews and the Legacy of the Middle Ages

First-Year Seminar Program 089

Usual Description

This course examines the history of Jewish, Muslim and Christian relations in the Middle Ages and the ways in which these groups, in violence and peace, shaped their own and each other?s identities for centuries to come. In light of contemporary theories about orthodoxy and heterodoxy and the nature of difference, we will analyze two pivotal encounters, the Crusades and the Christian Reconquista of Spain and trace their disturbing legacy in a post 9/11 world.

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These are all of the listings of this course recorded in the Oberlin course catalog since the fall of 2007.

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First-Year Seminar Program 089
First-Year Seminar Program 089 Taught by Ellen Wurtzel