NTC: Religion, Propaganda, and War: Medieval and Modern Understanding of The Crusades (Session 1)

Thursday, March 1, 2012

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Room 101

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Newberry Teachers' Consortium

This seminar explores the crusades in their historical setting - the causes, motives, and impacts on relations between medieval Christians and Muslims - and as they shape discourse today. The seminar will discuss understandings of the crusades, then examine how crusade was pitched by a newly invigorated papacy to a recently beseiged, slightly insecure, and religiously charged Europe - and why such a variety of Latin Christians responded with such zeal. Finally, participants will analyze the impact of these invasions, and the subsequent Muslim propagandistic and military response, had upon both the Christian and Islamic worlds at the time and into the present.

Seminar led by Andrew Miller, DePaul University

Newberry Teachers’ Consortium is a subscription program open to Chicago-area teachers.