Course Dates: June 26 – July 23, 2017
Professor: Michael Pexioto
• CRN 42445: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, 10:00 – 11:50 @ ANS 192
Graduation Requirement: This class will fulfill both of the following requirements: a Social Science Colloquium and an Identity, Pluralism & Tolerance Multicultural class. If the student has already taken a Social Science Colloquium, this class will fulfill both of the following requirements: an Elective Colloquium and an IP Multicultural class.
Warfare in the name of religion was nothing new in the pre-modern world. In this class, we will study the concept of Holy War and some of the most important moments of its manifestation in the distant past. Then, focusing in particular on the crusades, the class will explore how ideas and justifications of Holy War were formulated in the eleventh century, important changes to the European experience of Holy War, and the response to these Christian incursions by the targets of crusading, whether Muslim, Jewish, Byzantine, or fellow Catholic. Read More