HIST230 - Jewish Life in Medieval Spain

Description: 
This course explores the fascinating history of Jews in medieval Spain, from the Muslim conquest of the Iberian Peninsula in 711 to the expulsion of the Jews in 1492. We will cover such topics as the origins and self-perception of Spanish Jews; community structure and leadership; relations between Jews, Muslims, and Christians; the “golden age” and the study of kabbalah and philosophy; and subsequent conversions, persecutions, and expulsions. All sources are in English; no prior background is required.
Instructors: 
SCHUR, YECHIEL
Day and Time: 
R 0130PM-0430PM
Room: 
FISHER-BENNETT HALL 24
Activity: 
SEM
Cross Listings: 
  • JWST230401