Week 20: Thursday, March 11, 2021
Spain at the Crossroads
PART ONE: LECTURE
On our last night of this quarter we want to review the unique 600-year story of Moorish, Jewish and Christian cultures in the unique peninsular world of Medieval Spain.
- How much Islamic and Jewish influence survived in Renaissance Spain?
- What did the Pope think of the unique Spanish mix of cultures?
- How did other Christian monarchs in Europe view Medieval Spain?
- How did Spain in 1300 compare to France and England?
Chris Lowney, Chaper 18, “Alfonso the Learned King”
A Vanished World: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Medieval Spain,
Oxford University Press (2006),
PART TWO: PICTURES
The art of Medieval Spain: painting, sculpture, architecture.
Spring Vacation (2 weeks) – March 18 to March 29, 2021
No class the week of March 18 and March 25.
First class of Spring Quarter is April 1, 2021.