2023-2024 Catalog

HIST 115 The Crusades

This course examines the history of the Crusades that dramatically shaped the relationship between Eastern Christianity, Islam and Western Christianity. The ideological, religious, political and economic factors that led to the Crusades will be treated, as well as the ways in which the consequences of the Crusades altered East-West relations. We will carefully study primary sources composed by Western Christian Crusaders, Byzantine (Eastern Christian) authors, Muslim philosophers and many others. [GM1, GM2, SS, W]