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070110 UE Guided Reading Medieval History - Medieval Anti-Judaism and Jewish Self-Assertion (2021W)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 7 - Geschichte
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 25 participants
Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Depending on COVID measures, the course will be held in present or online /per Zoom. Hybrid forms are not planned.

Tuesday 05.10. 09:45 - 13:00 Seminarraum 9, Kolingasse 14-16, OG01
Tuesday 19.10. 09:45 - 13:00 Seminarraum 9, Kolingasse 14-16, OG01
Tuesday 09.11. 09:45 - 13:00 Seminarraum 9, Kolingasse 14-16, OG01
Tuesday 23.11. 09:45 - 13:00 Seminarraum 9, Kolingasse 14-16, OG01
Tuesday 07.12. 09:45 - 13:00 Seminarraum 9, Kolingasse 14-16, OG01
Tuesday 25.01. 09:45 - 13:00 Seminarraum 9, Kolingasse 14-16, OG01
Monday 31.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 19, Kolingasse 14-16, OG02


Aims, contents and method of the course

The aim of this course is the knowledge of the fundamental anti-Jewish topoi and stereotypes and their (mostly) religious origin and historical contextualization on the one hand, and religious and cultural resilience strategies on the other. This is done by analyzing different types of sources using the methods of cultural studies, gender studies and questions of resilience research. Furthermore, the continuities of these attributions, codes and images are examined.
The geographical area is the medieval cultural area "Ashkenaz", i.e. the German-speaking areas of the Old German Empire with a Jewish population.
By analysing sources like tractates, sermons, expulsion documents and Passion plays
the seminary will present basic anti-Jewish Topoi. In contrast, Hebrew sources (in translation), pictures and material objects will give insight to religion and culture as strategies of Jewish self-assertion. Geographically it will cover the cultural space ,Ashkenaz’, the German speaking parts of the Holy Roman Empire with Jewish population.
The learning units consist of an introduction to the respective topic and the reading and discussion of the prepared texts (original, transcription and translation). These texts made available on Moodle are excerpted in five tasks.

Assessment and permitted materials

This seminary is a course with continuous assessment of students' performance, personal attendance is compulsory. The monitoring is based on the active discussion of the prepared texts (distributed in advance). In five tasks, a paper of 5000 spaces on one of the provided articles has to be submitted on moodle. Evaluation: see explanation in German.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

See above

Examination topics

siehe oben

Reading list

Literature and texts for the written exercises will be provided on Moodle.

Association in the course directory

Vertiefung zu: VO Mittelalter

BA Geschichte (2012): Mittelalter (4 ECTS)
BA Geschichte (2019): Mittelalter (5 ECTS)
BEd UF Geschichte: Historisch-kulturwiss. Europaforschung, Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte (4 ECTS)

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