The module assesses the historical, cultural and intellectual developments in relations between Christians and Muslims from the foundation of Islam in the 7th century to the first Crusades in the 12th century, identifying the main religious and social attitudes that were gradually formed on either side, and the scriptural and cultural bases that underlay them. It goes on to examine present-day attitudes between the faiths, and the extent to which these are built on, continue and reflect the attitudes of the formative centuries.
Open to: all students
Module convenor: Professor David Thomas
Assessment: 4000 word essay
Background reading: H. Goddard, A History of Christian-Muslim Relations, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2000
Value: 20 credits