HIST 2590 The Crusades

October 23, 2020

HIST 2590 The Crusades (also MEDVL 2590) (HPE, HTR) (HB) (HA-AS)

Tuesday and Thursday: 1:00-2:15 plus optional tba discussions (Hybrid Instruction - more information soon)

Professor Oren Falk

This course focuses on the ideas and practices of Crusading, from its birth ca. 1100 to the fall of the Kingdom of Jerusalem in 1292. We explore the roots of Crusading in Christian Europe and in the Islamic Near East; the conquest, settlement, and loss of the Latin Levant; and the impacts and afterlives of Crusading. Central themes include the institutional, intellectual, and political histories of Christianity (Latin, Byzantine, and other) and Islam; military, social, and economic narratives of the period; and social, cultural, and environmental analysis, using both material and textual sources. 

photo: ancient ruins of a castle