School of History

HST6106 - Islam and the West in the Middle Ages

Module code: HST6106

Credits: 15
Semester: SEM 1

Module Convenor: Dr Thomas Asbridge

In the course of the Middle Ages, Islam and the West came into closer contact through the agencies of frontier societies, trade and cultural interchange, and crusade and holy war. This advanced module explores the forms, representations and outcomes of these interactions in Iberia, southern Italy and the Levantine Crusader States, encouraging students to consider issues of commonality and difference across space and time.

Assessment: Source Analysis (1,000 words) [25%] and Essay (3,000 words) [75%]
Level: 5