Arts, Sciences, and Engineering History
Course Section Listing Course Course Title Term Credits Status
COURSE_SECTION-3-147288 HIST 221-1 Medieval Crusades: Conflicts Across Cultures Spring 2023 4.0 Open
Day Begin End Location Start Date End Date
MW 1025 1140 Frederick Douglass Room 403 01/11/2023 05/06/2023
Enrollment: Enrolled     
No Cap
Instructors: John Burden
Description: The edges of medieval Europe were a melting pot of peoples, cultures, and religions. Using Christian, Muslim, and Jewish sources, this course will examine how complex forces enabled co-existence and cooperation but also conflict. We will focus especially on the military expeditions known as the Crusades which occurred between about 1100 and 1300. Were the Crusades holy wars motivated by religion? Proto-colonial enterprises? Or personal pursuits of martial and dynastic glory? Alongside these questions, we will investigate how the memory of the Crusades survives in modern culture and politics.
Offered: Fall Spring