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HIS 297H - Topic: The Crusades

Satisfies 3 credits of Classical and Medieval Studies minor.
New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge II.

Course Description: This course examines an important, but little understood episode in European, Islamic, and Jewish history, the Crusades. Topics include: concepts of a "just war" and the religious importance of the Holy Land; the appearance of the Seljuk Turks in the eastern Mediterranean; Urban II, the First Crusade, and the establishment of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem; Saladin's recovery of Jerusalem, and the Second and Third Crusades; the diversion of the Fourth Crusade to Constantinople; crusading in the thirteenth century; crusading in Spain, southern France and the Baltic. This course will emphasize primary sources written by Christians, Muslims, and Jews in an effort to understand how people perceived the Crusades then and now.


3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Tutorial

History Department

Course Attributes:
Area of Knowledge II, Inquiry and Exploration

Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      Undergraduate