Middlebury

HEBM 0238

Intercultural Jerusalem

Intercultural Jerusalem (1850-Present)
The course approaches the history of modern Jerusalem through the lens of intercultural encounters. Based on primary historical sources and secondary literature, we will examine how the relations between Muslims, Christians, and Jews transformed as the city changed hands between the Ottomans, British, Jordanians, and Israelis. The introductory units will discuss the making of multi-cultural Jerusalem in the late Ottoman period and how, under British rule (1917-1948), its cosmopolitanism was abated by nationalism. We will then discuss its partition following the 1948 War and the emergence of “West Jerusalem” and “East Jerusalem.” Proceeding past 1967, we will examine if and to what extent Jerusalem became an integrated, united city under Israel sovereignty before concluding with a discussion of contemporary trends.
Subject:
Hebrew (Modern)
Department:
Modern Hebrew
Division:
Languages
Requirements Fulfilled:
CMP HIS MDE PHL
Equivalent Courses:
IGST 0238

Sections

Fall 2023

HEBM0238A-F23 Lecture

Fall 2022

HEBM0238A-F22 Lecture (Livny)