HIST:335 Muslims, Christians and Jews in Medieval Spain.
This course will examine the lives of Muslims, Christians and Jews who lived in the Iberian Peninsula, at times under Muslim rule and at times under Christian domination, during the 8th to the 15th centuries. We will explore the distinctive religious thought and practices of each group while noting the theological and traditional connections among the "Peoples of the Book." We will also investigate the idea of "convivencia" as a way to understand the living together of these three groups, which resulted in significant cultural, philosophical and artistic collaboration and achievement and horrifying persecutions, cruelty and slaughter. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. 4 SH. CC: Diversity Intensive, Interdisciplinary.