Between Tolerance and Conflict

Universidad Pompeu Fabra

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Between Tolerance and Conflict

  • Host University

    Universidad Pompeu Fabra

  • Location

    Barcelona, Spain

  • Area of Study

    European Studies, International Studies, Peace and Conflict

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course will examine the history of Medieval Iberia from the perspective of a society
    characterized by an unprecedented interaction between the Mediterranean's three civilizations
    (Muslim, Christian and Jewish). Specifically the course will debate the historical paradigms
    (e.g. convivencia, tolerance vs. intolerance) frequently used to depict the cultural diversity of
    Iberian Peninsula's medieval experience.
    As well as providing a general introduction to the cultural parameters of Medieval Iberia's three
    civilizations, the course will highlight these societies' modes of interaction and mutual influence.
    Special attention will be paid to the ways in which contemporary concerns have shaped
    historians' depictions of Medieval Iberian societies and the dynamics of cross-faith interaction.
    Throughout the course the importance of local specificity (for example, the differing social and
    political circumstances in the Crown of Castile and the Crown of Aragon) will be emphasized in
    understanding the possibilities of cultural interaction.

Course Disclaimer

Please note that there are no beginning level Spanish courses offered in this program.

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.