HIST 115: Introduction to History: The Crusades

This course examines the history of the Crusades that dramatically shaped the relationship between Eastern Christianity, Islam, and Western Christianity. The ideological, religious, political, and economic factors that led to the Crusades will be treated, as well as the ways in which the consequences of the Crusades altered East-West relations. We will carefully study primary sources composed by Western Christian Crusaders, Byzantine (Eastern Christian) authors, Muslim philosophers, and many others. [W, GM1, GM2, SS] [W] Prof. Goshgarian