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HSY3640 - Christians, Jews and Muslims in the Age of Crusades

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Constant Mews


Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


As for HSY2640


  1. This course has as its principal objective to make students familiar with the impact of the Crusades on culture and society in Europe during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries.
  2. Students should acquire an understanding of the different ways in which historians have approached the Crusades and issues of cultural interaction between Jews, Christians and Muslims.
  3. The unit aims to introduce students to the writings of selected individuals from the period (e.g. Abelard, Heloise, John of Salisbury, Maimonides, Averroes). Students will be expected to be able relate their writing to a wider historical context.
  4. Students will be expected to acquire training in library skills, empirical methods and in intelligent summary of secondary literature.
  5. Third year students will be expected to acquire research skills through identifying and develop a research topic of their own choice.


Tutorial presentation 750 words 15%, Essay 2250 words 50%, Exam (1.5 hrs) 1500 words 35%

Contact hours

2.5 hours


A first-year sequence in History or permission