Jews, Christians, and Muslims in Medieval Spain: Tolerance, Oppression, and the Problematic Past
Cross-listed with: RELS289C. Credit only granted for: HIST289A or RELS289C. For 800 years, medieval Spain was home to one of the most religiously diverse societies in European history. Despite frequent hostilities, the interactions of Spanish Jews, Christians, and Muslims produced a flowering of science, theology, and literature in an often remarkably tolerant climate. Students will learn how medieval Spanish people themselves experienced interreligious contact and conflict. They will also discover the modern pressures, prejudices, and ideals that have shaped historians interpretations of medieval Spain.