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HSY3640 - The age of crusades: Cultures and societies

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader(s): Constant Mews


Clayton Second semester 2009 (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.


Oral presentation: 15%
Written work: 60%
In class test: 25%

Contact hours

2.5 hours


A first-year sequence in History or permission



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