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Sylabus

Crusades

Vyučující:
Typ semináře:B, C; Mgr.
Semestr (Rok):LS 2016/2017
ANOTACE

The course will concentrate on one of the crucial phenomena of the Middle Ages, the crusades. Various individual topics, which are linked to this phenomenon, will be followed: ideology, chronology and geographical distribution, warfare, creation of crusading states, later crusades, changing enemies etc.

The focus will be placed on sources and literature, as well as on the…

Concepts: chivalry, warfare, just war, holy war, church reform

PROGRAM SEMINÁŘE / PŘEDNÁŠKY
  1. Introduction. Crusades: the phenomenon.
  2. Cultural and social context of the eleventh and twelfth centuries
  3. The first crusade
  4. Holy war & just war theories; military saints, cult of the military saints &c.
  5. History of the crusades in the East; Jerusalem, Outremer
  6. Islamic view of the crusades
  7. Innocent III and the crusade, northern crusades
  8. Political crusades of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries
  9. Crusades against the Hussites
  10. Crusades against the Turks
  11. Crusading ideology, phenomenon of the Middle Ages, ideology of the later periods? Later ideology (up to the 21st century).
POŽADAVKY K ZÁPOČTU / KOLOKVIU / ZKOUŠCE

- readings
- active participation in classes
- in-class presentations
- short test
- oral exam/discussion

LITERATURA

Basic literature:

Housley, Norman. The Later Crusades, 1274-1580: From Lyons to Alcazar. Oxford, 1992.
Riley-Smith, Jonathan. The First Crusade and the Idea of Crusading. London, 2003.
Riley-Smith, Jonathan. The Oxford History of the Crusades. Oxford, 1999.
Tyerman, Christopher. Fighting for Christendom: Holy War and the Crusades. Oxford, 2004.

Internet resources:

De re militari – www.deremilitari.org
Internet Medieval Sourcebook: The Crusades – http://www.fordham.edu/Halsall/sbook1k.asp
Internet Islamic History Sourcebook – http://www.fordham.edu/Halsall/islam/islamsbook.asp#Interaction with the West
The ORB – http://the-orb.net/encyclop/religion/crusades/crusade.html
LIBRO – http://libro.uca.edu
Setton, red., History of the Crusades, 6 vols. - http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/History.HistCrusades

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