Thomas W. Cramer
Each seminar examines a different subject or problem. A quarterly list of the seminars and their instructors is available in the Department of History undergraduate advising office.
CONVERSATION, COERCION AND CONVERSION: INTERFAITH RELIGIOUS ENCOUNTERS IN THE PREMODERN WORLD
This course will examine the historical implications of inter-religious encounters in the pre-modern world. Taking a broad comparative approach, we will examine moments of religious interactions to understand the social and political effects that occur when communities of different faiths interact. This course will look at various issues including the relationships between dominant and minority religious communities, the effects attempts at conversion religion had on both those being converted and those doing the converting, and the impulse and methods used to enforce orthodoxy.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Previous coursework on the premodern world would be helpful but is not required.
Class assignments and grading
Class assignments and grading will be outlined in the course syllabus.