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020003 VO History of Islam in Europe 1: Al-Andalus (2013W)

Splendour and Fragility of the Encounter of Muslims, Jews and Christians in Medieval Spain

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 2 - Evangelische Theologie

Details

Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 09.10. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal 3 Schenkenstraße 8-10 6.OG
Wednesday 16.10. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal 3 Schenkenstraße 8-10 6.OG
Wednesday 23.10. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal 3 Schenkenstraße 8-10 6.OG
Wednesday 30.10. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal 3 Schenkenstraße 8-10 6.OG
Wednesday 06.11. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal 3 Schenkenstraße 8-10 6.OG
Wednesday 13.11. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal 3 Schenkenstraße 8-10 6.OG
Wednesday 20.11. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal 3 Schenkenstraße 8-10 6.OG
Wednesday 27.11. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal 3 Schenkenstraße 8-10 6.OG
Wednesday 04.12. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal 3 Schenkenstraße 8-10 6.OG
Wednesday 11.12. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal 3 Schenkenstraße 8-10 6.OG
Wednesday 18.12. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal 3 Schenkenstraße 8-10 6.OG
Wednesday 08.01. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal 3 Schenkenstraße 8-10 6.OG
Wednesday 15.01. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal 3 Schenkenstraße 8-10 6.OG
Wednesday 22.01. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal 3 Schenkenstraße 8-10 6.OG
Wednesday 29.01. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal 3 Schenkenstraße 8-10 6.OG

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The course gives an overview on the history of Islam in Spain from the Arab-Berber conquest of the Iberian Peninsula in 711 as far as the fall of Granada in 1492. It deals with the cultural, social, economic, artistic, scientific, and religious achievements of this multireligious and multicultural civilization and its deep and long lasting influence on Europe. It also shows the fragility of this convivence of Muslims, Christians and Jews and describes the reasons and history of the decline of this important civilization. The course is the first part of a series of courses on the history of Islam in Europe.

Assessment and permitted materials

Written examination (multiple choice) on the complete content of the course at the end of the semester or a term paper (“Seminararbeit”) with a minimum of 15-20 pages on a special topic related to the topic of the course. The multiple choice test is in English. The term paper can be delivered in English or German.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Overview on the history of Islam in Spain, the splendour of its cultural, scientific, economic and religious achievements and the fragility of interreligious relations between Muslims, Christians and Jews.

Examination topics

Lectures and questions. Power point presentations are uploaded to the moodle platform every week. The presence in the course can be replaced by reading at home according to the topics covered in the course. A bibliographical list will be posted to the moodle platform.

Reading list

Carr, Matthew. Blood and Faith: The Purging of Muslim Spain. New York: The New Press, 2009; Clot, André: Das maurische Spanien. 800 Jahre islamische Hochkultur in Al Andalus. Albatross-Verlag : Düsseldorf 2004; Guichard, Pierre: From the Arab Conquest to the Reconquest: The Splendour and Fragility of al-Andalus, Granada 2006; Hottinger, Arnold: Die Mauren. Arabische Kultur in Spanien, Wilhelm Fink Verlag : 2005 Zürich; Lowney, Chris: A vanished World. Muslims, Christians and Jews in Medieval Spain, Oxford University Press : New York, NY 2006; Mann, Vivan et al. (Eds.): Convivencia. Jews, Muslims, and Christians in Medieval Spain. George Braziller 1992; O'Callaghan, Joseph F. A History of Medieval Spain, Cornell University Press 1983; O'Shea, Stephen. Sea of Faith: Islam and Christianity in the Medieval Mediterranean World. Walker & Company: 2006; Pick, Lucy. Conflict and Coexistence: Archbishop Rodrigo and the Muslims and Jews of Medieval Spain. The University of Michigan Press : Ann Arbour 2004; Watt, W. Montgomery / Cachia, Pierre: A History of Islamic Spain, New Brunswick-London 2008. Herbers, Klaus: Geschichte Spaniens im Mittelalter. Vom Westgotenreich bis zum Ende des 15. Jahrhunderts, Kohlhammer : Stuttgart 2006.

Association in the course directory

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