SPAN 395 Medieval Iberian Cultures

Spring, Fall

The medieval Iberian Peninsula was famously home to a variety of cultural communities, defined not only by their religion (Muslims, Christians, or Jews) but also by their place of origin, their relationship to majority culture, or their social origin and occupation. This course examines medieval Iberian cultural communities and their contentious and collaborative relationships to one another, primarily through the lens of their written cultural production (such as literature or historiography), but also taking into account other cultural manifestations such as art, music, textiles, etc. In a given semester, the class may focus on one specific community, issue, or genre.

Prerequisite: Any of the following: 301, 302, 305, 309