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This course evaluates the medieval history of Toledo from the era of the Visigoth Kingdom (6th-8th centuries) through its Islamic period (8th to 11th centuries) and into its reintegration into Christian Spain (after 1085 c.e.) In particular, we take note of the cultural and religious transformations that characterized the city with a special effort to understand how many peoples and religions came to settle and live amongst one another. We will virtually-tour the Islamic and Christian structures of the Museo de Santa Cruz, Iglesia de San Román, Sinagoga del Tránsito, Mezquita de Bab al-Mardum, Archivo Municipal de Toledo, and the Archivo Historico de la Nobleza. We examine the Visigoths transition from Christian Arianism to Catholicism and the harsh treatment of the Jewish population. We explore Islamic governance and development of the medieval city of three faiths, with a special interest in its cultural achievements. We will study King Alfonso “The Wise” (1252-1284)’s efforts to characterize himself as the “king of three religions” via his legal codices, the creation of the Cantigas de Santa María, and his intellectual endeavor known as the Toledo School of Translators. We evaluate the robust Jewish and converso noble families of the city and appreciate their intellectual, religious, and economic contributions to Castilian life. We will bear witness to the rise of anti-Jewish blood purity statutes, the creation of the Inquisition, and the expulsion of the Jews. We also briefly introduce and study Spanish manuscripts from the municipal and cathedral archives to make new scholarly breakthroughs relating to the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim interrelations. No knowledge of Spanish is needed to participate in the course or in our transcription efforts....
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Approx. 14 hours to complete

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4 heures pour terminer

Course Introduction and an Abbreviated History

We start with a course introduction and an abbreviated history of ancient and medieval roots of the city of Toledo. This includes an introduction to medieval Europe, the Byzantine Empire, and the Islamic word.. We also explore the Visigothic Kingdom that called the city of Toledo its capital....
Reading
5 vidéos (Total 29 min), 22 lectures, 1 quiz
Video5 vidéos
Key Elements of the Course9 min
Medieval Spain: A Historical Overview3 min
Roman Hispania (201 BCE-418 CE)5 min
Visigothic Hispania (418-711 CE)8 min
Reading22 lectures
Course Introduction10 min
Revise: Course Syllabus5 min
Course Assessments5 min
Collaborators and Funders5 min
Communication and Social Media10 min
Discussion Guidelines10 min
Week One Overview10 min
Why study medieval Spain? Viewing our modern challenges through the lens of the past.10 min
Hispania: Iberia in Relationship to the Romans15 min
The Fall of Rome and the Visigoths15 min
The Formation of Medieval Europe15 min
Byzantium: The Eastern Roman Empire15 min
Europe's Sibling, the Islamic World10 min
Toledo: Neolithic and Bronze-Iron Ages20 min
Toledo: Under Roman Rule2 min
Toledo: Capital of the Visigoths (5th – 7th Centuries CE)20 min
Toledo: A Monetary Center for the Visigoths1 min
Supplemental Reading: Chapter 1: Ancient Hispania, A History of Spain and Portugal, V. 12 min
Supplemental Reading: The Visigothic Code2 min
Supplemental Web Materials: Google Arts and Culture: Historic City of Toledo2 min
Supplemental Reading: Hodgkin, Thomas. "Visigothic Spain." The English Historical Review 2, no. 6 (1887): 209-34.2 min
Supplemental Journal Article: Spain’s Newly Renovated Museo Arqueológico Nacional2 min
Quiz1 exercices pour s'entraîner
History Quiz 1: Course Introduction and an Abbreviated History30 min
Week
2
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4 heures pour terminer

Jews, Christians, and Muslims in Medieval Toledo Until 1212 CE

This week we study Jews, Christians, and Muslims in Medieval Toledo until 1212 CE. We will witness the Islamic conquest of Visigothic Spain, the formation of Islamic al-Andalus, the birth of the Christian Reconquest, and Toledo under the Umayyads and as an independent taifa ("party kingdom"). We will also explore Islamic architecture at the Museo de Santa Cruz as well as other local sites....
Reading
7 vidéos (Total 49 min), 15 lectures, 1 quiz
Video7 vidéos
Islamic al-Andalus: The Umayyad Dynasty (756-1061 CE)7 min
Introduction to the Museo de Santa Cruz (Toledo)7 min
Islamic Toledo and Material Culture – Part 15 min
Islamic Toledo and Material Culture – Part 24 min
Islamic Toledo and Material Culture – Part 33 min
Resurgent Christian Kingdoms (711 – 1212 CE)11 min
Reading15 lectures
Week Two Overview10 min
Islamic Conquest of Visigothic Spain (711 CE)20 min
Al-Andalus: Islamic Spain (711-1061 CE)20 min
Sefarad: Jewish Spain2 min
Toledo: Under the Umayyads (711-1009)10 min
Islamic Water and Food Revolution in Iberia15 min
Islamic Taifa Kingdoms (1009-1091), Almoravids (1086-1145), and Almohads (1145-1269)10 min
The Taifa of Toledo: Independent Islamic Kingdom (1009 - 1085)15 min
The Christian Kingdom of Castile and the Origins of the Reconquest (711 - 1212 CE)10 min
Saint James and the Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela15 min
Toledo: The King Who Re-claimed the City: King Alfonso VI of Castile and Leon10 min
King Alfonso VIII and Queen Leonor: From Alarcos to Las Navas de Tolosa20 min
Civilizations in Conflict?: The Complications of the Reconquista10 min
Supplemental Reading: Chapter Two: Al-Andalus2 min
Supplemental Reading: Chapter Four: Castile-León in the Era of the Great Reconquest2 min
Quiz1 exercices pour s'entraîner
History Quiz 2: Jews, Christians, and Muslims in Medieval Toledo Until 1212 CE30 min
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5 heures pour terminer

Jews, Christians, and Muslims in Medieval Toledo After 1212 CE

This week we study Jews, Christians, and Muslims in Medieval Toledo and in the broader Iberian Peninsula. We will evaluate the rule of Castilian King X "The Wise" and his legal codes and the Cantigas de Santa Maria. We will also visit the Museo Sefardi and consider how "cleanliness of blood" statutes impact recent converts to Christianity (conversos)....
Reading
5 vidéos (Total 46 min), 17 lectures, 1 quiz
Video5 vidéos
Christian Toledo and Material Culture10 min
The Museo Sefardí - Director Santiago Palomero Plaza9 min
Moving from Judaism to Catholicism: Re-Appraising the Santa María7 min
Cultural Backlash: Blood Purity Statutes and Intolerance6 min
Reading17 lectures
Week Three Overview10 min
What is coexistence (convivencia)? It is positive, negative, and ambivalent.10 min
Simon R. Doubleday's The Wise King: A Christian Prince, Muslim Spain, and the Birth of the Renaissance10 min
Castilian King Alfonso X "The Wise" (r. 1252-1284 CE) and the Cantigas de Santa Maria10 min
Alfonso X's Las Siete Partidas: A Legal Code for Three Religions10 min
Mozarabs of Toledo: Christians Who Assumed Islamic Culture10 min
Jewish Love and Marriage in Christian Spain10 min
Jewish and Converso Intermediaries in Medieval Toledo and Castilian Kingdom10 min
Todros Abulafia: A 13th Century Jewish Poet Fond of Debate10 min
Unforeseen Events: The Plague, A Dead King, and Anti-Jewish Sentiment10 min
Toledo at the Center of "Blood Purity" Laws: Separating "New" from "Old" Christians (1450s)10 min
Christian Unity Under Queen Isabel (Castile and Leon) and King Ferdinand (Aragon and Catalonia)10 min
Creating Conversos: The Carvajal-Santa Maria Family in Early Modern Spain10 min
The Spanish Inquisition Begins Its Work (1478 - 1480 CE)10 min
The Spanish Tisha B'Av: The End of Jewish Spain and the Expulsion (1492)10 min
Departing Spain: Jewish Artifacts from the Museo Sefardi of Toledo10 min
Queen Isabel and King Ferdinand Expel Spanish Muslims (1502 CE)10 min
Quiz1 exercices pour s'entraîner
History Quiz 3: Jews, Christians, and Muslims in Medieval Toledo After 1212 CE45 min
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4
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6 heures pour terminer

Introduction to Archives and Paleography

This week we begin with two visits to archives in Toledo -- the Archivo Municipal de Toledo and the Archivo Historico de la Nobleza (formerly the Archivo Historico Nacional-Seccion Nobleza). Subsequently, our manuscript studies begin with 13th through 19th century paleography (learning to read older forms of handwriting.)...
Reading
2 vidéos (Total 25 min), 8 lectures, 1 quiz
Video2 vidéos
Introduction to the Archivo Historico de la Nobleza12 min
Reading8 lectures
Week Four Overview - Archives and Paleography5 min
Introduction: What is Paleography?5 min
Choose One Level of Difficulty: Introductory, Intermediate, or Advanced Paleography5 min
Collection of Paleography Resources5 min
Collection of English-Spanish Language Resources5 min
Introductory Paleography: A Script from the 18th-19th Century30 min
Intermediate Paleography: A Script from the 13th Century30 min
Advanced Paleography: A Script from the 15th Century30 min
Quiz11 exercices pour s'entraîner
18th-19th Century Paleography Problem A - Set 140 min
18th-19th Century Paleography Problem A - Set 230 min
Introductory 18th-19th Century Paleography Quiz min
13th Century Paleography Problem Set A25 min
13th Century Paleography Problem Set B25 min
13th Century Paleography Problem Set C30 min
Intermediate 13th Century Paleography Quiz15 min
15th Century Paleography Problem A - Set 1 min
15th Century Paleography Problem A - Set 2 min
15th Century Paleography Problem A - Set 3 min
Advanced 15th Century Paleography Quiz20 min

Enseignants

Dr. Roger Louis Martínez-Dávila

Associate Professor
History

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