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A6. The Creation of Spain - 711-1492 (Powers) (Tuesday)

  • 09/19/2017
  • 10/17/2017
  • 5 sessions
  • 09/19/2017, 10:00 AM 11:30 AM (EDT)
  • 09/26/2017, 10:00 AM 11:30 AM (EDT)
  • 10/03/2017, 10:00 AM 11:30 AM (EDT)
  • 10/10/2017, 10:00 AM 11:30 AM (EDT)
  • 10/17/2017, 10:00 AM 11:30 AM (EDT)
  • The Willows, 101 Barry Rd., Worcester
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An examination of the Christian re-conquest of the Iberian Peninsula, and the formation of an entity destined to become a multi-cultural kingdom, the originator of the First World Empire.  We will examine the political, cultural, economic and military aspects of the developing Christian states, along with the unique interplay of the three great monotheisms, Christianity, Islam and Judaism, including their learning and artistic expression.

GROUP LEADER:  James F. Powers is a Professor Emeritus at Holy Cross.  His research has centered on Medieval Spain but he has taught courses on Ancient, Medieval & Modern Europe.  He has taught at a number of universities.

BOOKS (optional):  Fletcher, Richard, Moorish Spain, Berkeley & Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2006 (rev.ed.)

Fletcher, Richard, The Quest for El Cid, New York: Knopf, 1990

Powers, James F. A Society Organized for War:  The Iberian Municipal Militias in the Central Middle Ages, 1000-1284, Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1988.

Available at:  http://libro.uca.edu/socwar/war.htm

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