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Room: Bowland B122
Special Subject (60 credits)
This course will examine the ways in which medieval Christians and Muslims imagined and represented themselves, each other, and their respective worlds, as seen through chronicles, travel accounts, geographies, poems, and polemics. The texts will be discussed in terms of both cross-temporal themes and the social, political, and intellectual contexts of their creation. Close attention will be paid to issues to authorship, self-representation, and genre. We will also consider these images of the other alongside Christian and Muslim writings about the distant past (scriptural and classical), the world beyond Europe and the Middle East, and outsiders within their own cultural borders such as heretics, rebels, and peripheral regions.
Themes to be covered include:
Teaching Arrangements: All Special Subjects in the History department operate on the basis of 66 hours of official teaching contact, equivalent to 3 hours per week over a period spanning 22 weeks (10 weeks in Michaelmas Term of year 3, 10 weeks in Lent Term of year 3, and 2 weeks [revision seminars] in Summer Term of year 3), plus individual consultations. Working within the 66-hour overall figure, teaching approaches will vary due to the specialist nature of the courses.
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