History | Sephardic History and Culture
B300 | 3101 | Lehmann
A portion of the above section reserved for majors
Above section open to undergraduates only
Above section meets with another section of HIST B300
This course will give a survey of the history and culture of the
Jews in Spain until the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492 and
of the Sephardic diaspora that emerged in the wake of the expulsion.
The course will examine the unique experience of the Sephardic Jews
under Islamic and Christian rules, the culture and literature of the
Jews in medieval Spain, the Marranos and their role in Jewish
history, the rise of the Sephardic centers in the Ottoman Empire, in
North Africa, and in Northwestern Europe, the Sephardic encounter
with modernity, the fate of the Sephardic Jews in the Holocaust, and
the integration of Sephardic immigrants in the State of Israel.