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2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

INST 4005 - Medieval Cross-Cultural Contact

Hours: 4
This course reexamines the concept(s) of power and culture in medieval Western Europe in the context of its military engagement, commercial relations, and cultural interaction with the East during the Crusades. Capitalizing on the political, literary, and scientific aftermaths of such cross-cultural contacts, this course will focus primarily on the transfer of power (imperium) and knowledge (studium) from East to West to reformulate what has been traditionally conceptualized as the West as a cosmopolitan fusion of eastern and western cultures.