History 324 (Hi 19) Special Topics: The Crusades

Description of the Course: This course will examine the major Crusades of the 11th to the 13th centuries. We will look at the origins of the crusading movements, the crusader states, the military orders, and the rise of Saladin and collapse of the crusader kingdoms. We will examine Christian, Muslim and Jewish perspectives on the Crusades. What is the relationship between religion and violence? How was the Muslim world impacted by the crusades and how did it in turn affect the crusades? What was the impact of the Crusades on the relationship between Christians, Muslim and Jews? And finally, what is the legacy of the Crusades?

Class Meeting Time: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 9:30 AM-10:20 AM

This course is taught by: Professor Silvia Shannon

Saint Anselm College, a Benedictine, Catholic, Liberal Arts College
100 Saint Anselm Drive, Manchester, New Hampshire 03102

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