5:45 – 7:45 pm
This seminar will explore the history of medieval and early modern Spain where Christians, Muslims, and Jews interacted in complex and vibrant ways. Those interested in studying the ideas of convivencia (coexistence) and contention in the past and present will find this seminar engaging and accessible. We will read excerpts from a variety of works, including historical treatises and biographies. Please read the foreword and chapters 1–5 of The Ornament of the World for the first session.
Sabahat F. Adil is a Ph.D. candidate in Near Eastern Languages and Civilization at the University of Chicago.
Balbale, Abigail Krasner, Jerrilynn D. Dodds, and María Rosa Menocal. The Arts of Intimacy: Christians, Jews, and Muslims in the Making of Castilian Culture. Yale University Press, 2008. ISBN: 0300106092
Constable, Olivia Remie. Medieval Iberia: Readings from Christian, Muslim, and Jewish Sources. University of Pennsylvania Press, 1997. ISBN: 9780812221688
Inquisitorial Inquiries: Brief Lives of Secret Jews and Other Heretics. Eds. Richard L. Kagan and Abigail Dyer. The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011. ISBN: 9781421401966
Menocal, María Rosa. The Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain. Little, Brown and Company, 2002. ISBN: 9780316168717
Course packet, to be purchased in class.
This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program.
Eight sessions, $190