Jews Christians Muslims Medvl

The Multicultural Middle Ages in Spain: Jews, Christians and Muslims

Three-week course, second session

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. Problems of tolerance and integration, as well as the breakdown of coexistence, the expulsion of the Jews from Spain and the end of Muslim power in Spain will also be studied in the course. In class, we will analyze, comment, and discuss primary sources—translated into Spanish—from the period, especially literary documents and historical sources. (.5 unit)

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


Summer 2016 Language Schools

SPAN6604A-L16 Lecture (Gomez-Aranda)

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)