SPAN 6604

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

Sections in Summer 2012, LS 6 Week Session

Summer 2012, LS 6 Week Session

SPAN6604A-L12 Lecture (Gomez-Aranda)