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EUH 5125: The Crusades

Course Description for The Crusades

EUH5125: The Crusades
The crusades to the Holy Land lasted from 1095 until 1291, but the crusading movement came to encompass a much wider array of military expeditions - against Jews, Spanish Muslims, European heretics, Baltic pagans, and eventually Native Americans. We will study the deep roots of the crusading movement in Western Christian Society, the ways in which the crusades brought three world cultures (The West, Byzantium, Islam) into contact and confrontation, the type of cultural interactions that took place, and the continued vitality of the crusading idea in the expansion of Western Europe.