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SPAN6604

Jews Christians Muslims Medvl

Jews, Christians, and Muslims in Medieval Spain

This course is designed to study the different aspects of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Cultural Heritage in medieval Spain. Special emphasis is placed on the contribution of Muslims, Christians, and Jews to Spanish literature, history, religion, philosophy, arts, and sciences. A comparative study of these contributions is an important part of the course. The sociological situation of Christian, Islamic, and Jewish communities in either a Christian or a Muslim context, and the role of women in these societies will be analyzed. Special relevance is given to the question of the identity of the minority groups in the multicultural environment of medieval Spain. In class, we will analyze, comment, and discuss primary sources—translated into Spanish—from the period, especially literary documents and historical sources. (1 unit)

Required text: Electronic material provided at Middlebury.
Subject:
Spanish
Department:
Spanish (& Portuguese UG)
Division:
Language School
Requirements Fulfilled:
Civ Cul & Soc

Sections

Summer 2013

SPAN6604A-L13 Lecture (Gomez-Aranda)

Summer 2012

SPAN6604A-L12 Lecture (Gomez-Aranda)

Summer 2011

SPAN6604A-L11 Lecture (Gomez-Aranda)

Summer 2009

SPAN6604A-L09 Lecture (Gomez-Aranda)