The History of Anti-Semitism, Arizona State University
This course examines various definitions of anti-Semitism and traces the history of anti-Semitism (or “anti-Judaism”) from the earliest arguments between Christianizing Jews and Judaizing Christians to the birth of Islam, through the period of Muslim expansion and the Crusades, to the Middle Ages, the Enlightenment, and the Holocaust. It looks at the differences among various types of Christian anti-Semitism, Muslim anti-Semitism, and Jewish anti-Semitism, and concludes with an attempt to look at contemporary forms of anti-Semitism and attempts to combat it.
Jewish Histories I: From the Destruction of the Temple to the Expulsion from Spain, University of Leeds
This module introduces students to the historical trajectory of Jewish diaspora communities between the first and fifteenth centuries. Students will become familiar with the diverse forms of Judaism current in the first centuries after the end of the Jewish monarchy, in their complex relationships with neighbouring Pagans, Christians and Muslims.
Images of the Jew in European History, Washington University in St-Louis
This course explores the representation of Jews in European visual and literary culture from the medieval period to the twentieth century. Students examine the evolution of an anti-Jewish iconography in Christian art and literature and the relationship of such representations to ecclesiastical exegesis and to the accusations of ritual murder, host desecration, image profanation, and usurious corruption that flourished throughout the continent primarily from the twelfth to the sixteenth century. Students also study the architecture of the Jewish ghetto, examining how Christians and Jews defined themselves and their faiths through the architectural designs, urban planning, and socioeconomic structures of the city. Finally the course investigate the impact of assimilation, acculturation, and antisemitism on European visual culture from the eighteenth to the twentieth century--exploring, for example, the work of Degas and Toulouse Lautrec, as well as the art and cultural policy of Nazi Germany.
All items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved.