Jews Under the Crescent and the Cross (JCTC2603)


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.

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1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week


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

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Unit of study rules


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



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