History | Jewish History: Crusades to Present
H252 | 2807 | Lehmann


Above section carries culture studies credit
A portion of the above section reserved for Jewish Studies majors

This course will present a survey of Jewish history from the Middle
Ages to the twentieth century. The course will examine the relations
between Jews and non-Jews and the maintenance and development of a
Jewish identity in changing historical contexts. We will see how the
traditional medieval order gave way to a new order in the early
modern and modern periods, and we will examine how Jews responded to
the new challenges. Topics will include Jewish-Christian relations
in medieval and modern times, emancipation and Jewish responses to
emancipation, assimilation, antisemitism, the Holocaust and the
establishment of the modern State of Israel