Units of Study

JCTC2603 - Jews Under the Crescent and the Cross

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Suzanne Rutland


The story of Jews living under the Crescent (Muslim rule) and the Cross (Christian rule) comprises a vibrant period of Jewish history. The unit explores Jews under Muslim rule in Spain and the experiences of Jews under Christian rule in Germany, France and England in the Medieval period, including the problems of Christian antisemitism and the Crusades. These are seminal periods in the development of Jewish thought, with the contribution of great commentators and philosophers including Moses Maimonides.


1x2hr exam (40%), 1x2000wd essay (30%), 1x500wd synopsis of a tutorial paper (20%) and tutorial participation (10%)


1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


(12 Junior credit points of Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture or 12 Junior credit points of Studies in Religion) or (12 Junior credit points of History or 12 Junior credit points of Ancient History)



Additional Information

This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit for students who are already enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program.


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