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Jews, Christians and Muslims: Relations Through the Ages

This course will look at the great variety in the relationships between Jews and non-Jews at significant moments in history from ancient times to the present day.

Literature based on Jews in Poland

A series of case studies will be considered which deal with important events and communities in Jewish history.

A series of case studies will be considered which deal with important events and communities in Jewish history. Each case study will look at the social, religious, cultural and historical factors that impacted upon the relationship between Jews and non-Jews, such as in the Roman Empire and the beginning of Christianity to recent events in Europe such as the Holocaust.

We will look not only at evidence of hostility towards Jews, but also sources that show positive relations between non-Jews and Jews, with particular reference to encounters between Christian and Islamic groups. The basis of the course is the premise that Jews and Judaism cannot be studied in isolation and need to be placed in a wider social and historical, geographical and cultural context to fully appreciate their place in history and the relations between Jews and non-Jews throughout the ages.

Details:

Date: Thursday evenings, starting 6th October 2011
Time: 7 - 9 pm
Duration: 12 meetings

 

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