Al-Andalus, the Muslim Kingdom of Spain, is the point of departure for this Penn Global Course which looks at history, religion, and memories of the Andalusian Peninsula in Spain. The purpose of this course is to investigate the interreligious lives of Muslims, Christians, and Jews during what is called the Convivencia, or La Convivencia. This time refers to a time when Muslims, Christians, and Jews lived in peace before the Reconquista, or reconquest of Spain by Catholics in 1492. Our task is to not only understand this history, but to understand how convivencia is a problematic, but useful term in understanding this time period of great cultural growth, building, and religious innovation.
Section 401 - SEM
W 0200PM-0500PM