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HIST 5225 Religious Dissent, Repression and Toleration in the Middle Ages (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

Religious difference was fact of high and late medieval life. Christendom was home to Jews, Muslims, heretics, and other dissenters. This colloquium will ponder the history and historiography of religious difference and the conditions that led to moments of toleration, conflict, and repression. Was medieval Europe a “persecuting society” as many scholars have argued? Or were episodes of religiously motivated violence and repression a product of specific historical conditions that interrupted a state of de facto tolerance for others?


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Zachary Matus

Prerequisites: Senior History Major Standing

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Last Updated: 24-Feb-15