Faculty of Arts
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|Faculty||Faculty of Arts|
|Organisational Unit||Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation|
|Offered||Caulfield Second semester 2013 (Day)|
Clayton Second semester 2013 (Day)
|Coordinator(s)||Mr Paul Forgasz|
Previously coded HSY1120
This unit deals with the social, cultural, political and economic interactions of Jews with Christians and Muslims from antiquity to the present. In a contemporary world that frames these relations as a 'clash of civilisations', the course retraces the shifting relationships between the three monotheistic traditions, emphasising Jewish life in the medieval period under Christian and Islamic rule. The course will consider the legacy of this history in the modern period by reflecting on the post-Holocaust re-evaluation of Christian-Jewish relations and the way the Arab-Israel conflict has impacted on the place of Jews in the Middle East from the collapse of the Ottoman empire to the present.
Students completing this unit will have the ability to:
Written work: 55% (2500 words)
2 hour exam: 45%
3 hours (2 lectures and 1 tutorial) per week