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dc.contributor.authorPerelis, Ronnie
dc.identifier.citationPerelis, Ronnie. (2021, Fall), Syllabus, JHIS 1335 - K The Jews of Medieval Spain, Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University.en_US
dc.descriptionSCW syllabus / YU onlyen_US
dc.description.abstractThis course will investigate the cultural history of the Jews of Spain (the Sephardim), from the Muslim conquest of the Iberian Peninsula in 711 until the expulsion of 1492. Medieval Spain, with its vibrant Muslim and Jewish populations, was one of the most complex and culturally rich European societies of its time. It served as a bridge for intellectual, artistic and scientific imports from the east to the European north. Its experiment with convivencia –“the living together” of three different religions within the same society – was unheard of in pre-modern Europe. With convivencia as our lens, we will examine the possibilities and limitations of multi-cultural tolerance by studying the socio-political and cultural trajectory of the Sephardim and their Christian and Muslim neighbors. The course will explore the rich intellectual and artistic heritage of the Sephardim. We will read a wide range of Sephardic writing: the poets of the Andalusian Golden age, the neo-Aristotelian philosophers and scientists, travel diaries, converso dramatists and the music of the Aljamas as preserved in Ladino ballads.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSCW Syllabi;JHIS 1335 - K
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dc.subjectJews of Spainen_US
dc.subjectmedieval Spainen_US
dc.subjectAndalusian Golden ageen_US
dc.subjectLadino balladsen_US
dc.titleJHIS 1335 - K The Jews of Medieval Spainen_US
dc.typeLearning Objecten_US

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