Fall 2011 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
This course examines the history of the Crusades that dramatically shaped the relationship between Western Christianity, Eastern Christianity, and Islam. The crusading movements had also an impact on the future of non-Christian northeastern Europe. The ideological, religious, political, and economic factors that led to the Crusades are discussed. Topics such as the transformation of East-West relations and the consequences of the Crusades are treated. A particular emphasis is given to the reading of primary sources in translation.
Madden, Thomas F. A Concise History of the Crusades. Oxford: Rowman and Littlefield, 1999.
S.J. Allen and Amt, eds. The Crusades: A Reader. Broadview Press, 2003.
For other readings, go to Library Reserve website.
Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:
HIST 1301, HIST 1302, HIST 2301, HIST 2330, HIST 2331, or equivalent. (3-0) R