The Institute for Classical and Medieval Studies (ICMS) continues its spring 2021 lifelong learners courses with The Crusades. On Thursdays, April 15 through May 20 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m., this course will look at one of the most sensationalized eras of medieval history.
Jeffery Brubaker, PhD, from the Classics Department, will lead an examination of the history of this movement, from 1095 to 1291. We will look at those who “took the Cross,” their motivations, relationships with the surrounding cultures and peoples, and the politics and narratives of the age. This course will examine the cultural, economic, religious and political consequences of the crusading movement through the analysis of written materials from the period.
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