Conflict and Community in Medieval Spain

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Course Number



M. Tizzoni

Course Long Title

Conflict and Community in Medieval Spain

Cross Listed Courses


Medieval Spain was a crossroads where the civilizations of Islam, Christianity, and Judaism met, mingled, and fought. Diverse and dynamic societies emerged, and from this climate of both tension and cooperation came a cultural and intellectual flowering that remains a hallmark of human achievement. Using a wide range of primary sources, this course focuses particularly on two key concepts in Spanish history: the Reconquista and the Convivencia. To examine these, students investigate the nature of conflict in medieval Spain and the ways in which those who lived there constructed and understood their communities.

Modes of Inquiry

Analysis and Critique [AC], Historical and Social Inquiry [HS]

Writing Credit

No writing credit

Departmental Course Attributes - Major/Minor Requirements

(History: European), (History: Premodern)

INDS Program Relationship

IDCM - CMS Program

GEC This Course Belongs To


Class Restriction

Exclude First Years