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RELI0289

Mediterranean World, 400-1600

The Mediterranean World, 400-1600 WT
The Mediterranean has long been a crossroads between East and West and North and South, a meeting point of the Middle East, Northern Africa, and Southern Europe. Merchants and armies have plied the seaways carrying with them their religions and cultures. The pre-modern Mediterranean offered an exhilarating but, at times uncomfortable, mix of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim cultures. Starting from Fernand Braudel's conceit, we will consider the Mediterranean itself as an important character in the narrative of history. We will study the geography of the Mediterranean as well as its religious, economic, environmental, and cultural history with a view to bringing together different understandings of Mare Nostrum (our sea). Pre-1800. 2 hrs lect./1 hr. disc.
Subject:
Religion
Department:
Religion
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
CMP HIS
Equivalent Courses:
HIST0243 *

Sections

Spring 2009

RELI0289A-S09 Lecture (Burnham)
RELI0289Y-S09 Discussion (Burnham)
RELI0289Z-S09 Discussion (Burnham)

Spring 2006

RELI0289A-S06 Lecture (Burnham)
RELI0289Y-S06 Discussion (Burnham)
RELI0289Z-S06 Discussion (Burnham)

Spring 2004

RELI0289A-S04 Lecture (Burnham)
RELI0289Y-S04 Discussion (Burnham)
RELI0289Z-S04 Discussion (Burnham)