54:269 The Crusades [Malek]

Prerequisite: 6 credit hours in History or permission of Instructor. This class will examine the origins, course and effects of the Crusading movement as an expression of Western culture and society in the High Middle Ages. Central themes will include: the ideology of Holy War; the strategy and logistics of crusading warfare; the creation of the Crusader States and the military orders; religious intolerance and cultural exchange as well as the "invention" of the crusade in modern historiography. 3 lecture hours per term, one term.

Instructor: Jon Malek