2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    
    Jul 15, 2019  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIST 271 - Christians, Jews, and Muslims in Europe, 1100-1900


European Christians, Jews, and Muslims have lived alongside each other, in tension and in tolerance, for well over a millennium.  Modern conflicts between these monotheistic religions dominate the European news cycle and political imagination.  The recent history of the relationship between European Christians, Jews and Muslims is well-known and much discussed, both in academic and popular analyses.  But what exactly are the roots of these conflicts and confluences?  This class will examine the relationship between Christians, Jews, and Muslims in Europe from 1100-1900.  It will explore economic, social, cultural, intellectual, and political developments during this period. In doing so, it will examine alliance and antagonism; toleration and expulsion; assimilation and separation; and the long history of contemporary issues.

Program of Liberal Studies (PLS) Designation: HP

Anticipated Terms Offered: Regularly