The Crusades (1095-1291)

Queen Mary, University of London

Course Description

  • Course Name

    The Crusades (1095-1291)

  • Host University

    Queen Mary, University of London

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Credits: 15.0
    Overlap: None
    Prerequisite: None

    In the eleventh century, a vast Christian army, summoned to holy war by the pope, rampaged through the Muslim
    world of the eastern Mediterranean, seizing possession of Jerusalem, a city revered by both faiths.
    Over the two hundred years that followed this First Crusade, Islam and the West fought for dominion of the
    Holy Land, clashing in a succession of brutal wars, both firm in the belief that they were at God's work.
    In this course students will examine this epic struggle from the perspective of both Christians and Muslims,
    reconstructing the experiences and attitudes of those on either side of the conflict. Students will be asked
    to consider what drove Muslims and Christians alike to embrace the ideals of jihad and crusade, and to assess
    how these holy wars reshaped the medieval world and why they continue to echo in human memory to this day.

    Assessment: 10.0% Practical, 40.0% Coursework, 50.0% Examination
    Level: 5

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