HIST 130 Fall 2012 The First Crusade (W)

Between 1096 and 1099, thousands of peasants, soldiers and nobles set out to seize Jerusalem from the Turks. Their unprecedented military expedition, which ushered in a long series of religious wars and has deeply influenced modern impressions of the Middle Ages, is known to history as the First Crusade. In this seminar, we will follow the crusaders through medieval chronicles and histories as they respond to ecclesiastical demands for military intervention in the East, travel to Constantinople, lay siege to Nicaea and Antioch, and finally capture Jerusalem. Along the way we will pause frequently to study the broader social, religious and political environment that gave birth to the crusading movement. Careful reading and discussion will drive this writing-intensive course.
Class Format: seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on a quiz and three shorter papers; one of these papers will provide the foundation for a longer, final project based on independent library research
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Prerequisites: none; first year or sophomore standing
Enrollment Preference: first-year students, and then sophomores who have not previously taken a 100-level seminar
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Divisional Attributes: Division II,Writing Intensive
Other Attributes: HIST Group C Electives - Europe and Russia,HIST Group G Electives - Global History
Enrollment Limit: 19
Expected Enrollment: 15-19
Class Number: 1359
HIST130-01(F) SEM The First Crusade (W) Division 2: Social StudiesWriting Intensive Eric C. Knibbs
MWF 11:00 AM-12:15 PM 62CtrThea&Dance Seminar Rm 167 1359
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