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JDST 763 01 (11459) /HIST232J/MMES342/JDST270/HUMS443/RLST201
Medieval Jews, Christians, and Muslims Imagining Each Other
Ivan Marcus
T 1.30-3.20 HGS 217B
Fall 2012 
 
How members of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim communities thought of and interacted with members of the other two cultures during the Middle Ages. Topics include the cultural grids and expectations each imposed on the other; the rhetoric of otherness such as humans or devils, purity or impurity, and animal imagery; and models of religious community and power in dealing with the other when confronted with cultural differences.