Christian Muslim Relations in the Middle Ages

1970N [CRN: 16026]

This course will examine Christian-Muslim relations during the eleventh through fifteenth centuries. It takes a broad definition of Christianity and includes the experiences of the Roman, Byzantine and Eastern churches. As a result, students will examine Christian-Muslim relations in a number of locations throughout the Mediterranean and Near East, ranging from Spain, the Levant, and Persia. Comparative views on sacred land, political and religious views, philosophy, polemics, learning and scientific understanding will be examined, with particular reference to primary texts in translation. WRIT, LILE, DPLL P
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