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21H.914 Jewish History from Biblical to Modern Times (MIT) 21H.914 Jewish History from Biblical to Modern Times (MIT)

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This course explores how our views of Jewish history have been formed and how this history can explain the survival of the Jews as an ethnic/religious group into the present day. Special attention is given to the partial and fragmentary nature of our information about the past, and the difficulties inherent in decoding statements about the past that were written with a religious agenda in mind. It also considers complex events in Jewish history -- from early history as portrayed in the Bible to recent history, including the Holocaust. This course explores how our views of Jewish history have been formed and how this history can explain the survival of the Jews as an ethnic/religious group into the present day. Special attention is given to the partial and fragmentary nature of our information about the past, and the difficulties inherent in decoding statements about the past that were written with a religious agenda in mind. It also considers complex events in Jewish history -- from early history as portrayed in the Bible to recent history, including the Holocaust.

Subjects

Five books of Moses | Five books of Moses | Genesis | Genesis | Exodus | Exodus | bible | bible | Solomon | Solomon | biblical Israel | biblical Israel | Judaea | Judaea | Rome | Rome | Maccabean Revolution | Maccabean Revolution | Roman hostility to the Jews | Roman hostility to the Jews | Maimonides | Maimonides | Medieval Jewiwsh Traders | Medieval Jewiwsh Traders | Ashkenazi | Ashkenazi | Holocaust | Holocaust | facism | facism | Polish Jewish | Polish Jewish | WWII | WWII | Auschwitz | Auschwitz | Nazis | Nazis | Night | Night | Warsaw Ghetto | Warsaw Ghetto | Anne Frank | Anne Frank | Jewish economic elites | Jewish economic elites | elite minority | elite minority | Jewish immigrant | Jewish immigrant | American Jew | American Jew

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21H.914 Jewish History from Biblical to Modern Times (MIT)

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This course explores how our views of Jewish history have been formed and how this history can explain the survival of the Jews as an ethnic/religious group into the present day. Special attention is given to the partial and fragmentary nature of our information about the past, and the difficulties inherent in decoding statements about the past that were written with a religious agenda in mind. It also considers complex events in Jewish history -- from early history as portrayed in the Bible to recent history, including the Holocaust.

Subjects

Five books of Moses | Genesis | Exodus | bible | Solomon | biblical Israel | Judaea | Rome | Maccabean Revolution | Roman hostility to the Jews | Maimonides | Medieval Jewiwsh Traders | Ashkenazi | Holocaust | facism | Polish Jewish | WWII | Auschwitz | Nazis | Night | Warsaw Ghetto | Anne Frank | Jewish economic elites | elite minority | Jewish immigrant | American Jew

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The Holocaust, Narrative and Remembrance - Part Two

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Part 2/2. Workshop with Prof Dan Stone (RHUL), Paul Salmons (the IOE's Centre for Holocaust Education) and Prof Mark Roseman (Indiana University). Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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historiography | Jew | humanities | Jewish | holocaust | war | wwii | Germany | world | nazi | humanitas | history | historiography | Jew | humanities | Jewish | holocaust | war | wwii | Germany | world | nazi | humanitas | history | 2012-05-02

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The Holocaust, Narrative and Remembrance - Part One

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Part 1/2. Workshop with with Prof Dan Stone (RHUL), Paul Salmons (the IOE's Centre for Holocaust Education) and Prof Mark Roseman (Indiana University). Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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historiography | Jew | humanities | Jewish | holocaust | war | wwii | Germany | world | nazi | humanitas | history | historiography | Jew | humanities | Jewish | holocaust | war | wwii | Germany | world | nazi | humanitas | history | 2012-05-02

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šnder: Trends in the historiography of the Holocaust

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Professor Saul Friedlšnder delivers a lecture as the inaugural Humanitas Visiting Professor in Historiography. Saul Friedlšnder has been Professor of History at Tel Aviv University and the University of California, Los Angeles, where he holds the 1939 Club Chair in Holocaust Studies. Among Friedlšnder's many books on Nazism and the Holocaust, the most recent are Nazi Germany and the Jews: The Years of Persecution, 1933-1939, (HarperCollins 1997) and The Years of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945 (HarperCollins 2007). Most recently, he received the Peace Prize of the German Book-Trade Association (2007) and, in 2008, the Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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Jew | humanities | Jewish | ww2 | holocaust | war | Germany | world | nazi | humanitas | history | Jew | humanities | Jewish | ww2 | holocaust | war | Germany | world | nazi | humanitas | history | 2012-04-30

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The Holocaust, Narrative and Remembrance - Part Two

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Part 2/2. Workshop with Prof Dan Stone (RHUL), Paul Salmons (the IOE's Centre for Holocaust Education) and Prof Mark Roseman (Indiana University). Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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historiography | Jew | humanities | Jewish | holocaust | war | wwii | Germany | world | nazi | humanitas | history | historiography | Jew | humanities | Jewish | holocaust | war | wwii | Germany | world | nazi | humanitas | history | 2012-05-02

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The Holocaust, Narrative and Remembrance - Part One

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Part 1/2. Workshop with with Prof Dan Stone (RHUL), Paul Salmons (the IOE's Centre for Holocaust Education) and Prof Mark Roseman (Indiana University). Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

Subjects

historiography | Jew | humanities | Jewish | holocaust | war | wwii | Germany | world | nazi | humanitas | history | historiography | Jew | humanities | Jewish | holocaust | war | wwii | Germany | world | nazi | humanitas | history | 2012-05-02

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šnder: Trends in the historiography of the Holocaust

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Professor Saul Friedlšnder delivers a lecture as the inaugural Humanitas Visiting Professor in Historiography. Saul Friedlšnder has been Professor of History at Tel Aviv University and the University of California, Los Angeles, where he holds the 1939 Club Chair in Holocaust Studies. Among Friedlšnder's many books on Nazism and the Holocaust, the most recent are Nazi Germany and the Jews: The Years of Persecution, 1933-1939, (HarperCollins 1997) and The Years of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945 (HarperCollins 2007). Most recently, he received the Peace Prize of the German Book-Trade Association (2007) and, in 2008, the Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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Jew | humanities | Jewish | ww2 | holocaust | war | Germany | world | nazi | humanitas | history | Jew | humanities | Jewish | ww2 | holocaust | war | Germany | world | nazi | humanitas | history | 2012-04-30

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Introduction to Crossing Borders

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An introduction to the Crossing Borders exhibition. The exhibition tells the story of how Jews, Christians and Muslims have contributed to the development of the book. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

Subjects

written word | christian | jews | manuscript | bible | muslim | torah | library | religion | bodleian | muslims | books | exhibition | hebrew | oxford | an | manuscripts | book | christians | Jew | an | manuscripts | book | christians | Jew | 2010-02-18

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Arabic Art Forms in Spanish Book Production

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Piet explains Arabic design and illustration in Spanish books, looking in particular at the Kennicott Bible, produced in La Coruna, Spain, in 1476. Distinctive features of Arabic books, including their non-figurative illuminations, are manifest in Hebrew manuscripts produced under Muslim domination in medieval Spain. Biblical manuscripts in particular were inspired by the decorations found in manuscripts of the Qur'an, as well as by geometric or floral patterns typical of Islamic architecture. Islamic decorative patterns continued to be used by Jewish illuminators in Christian Spain after Muslim rule had ended there. Carpet pages - full-page, abstract decorations recalling the design of carpets - and micrography - patterns made using lines of minute script - were frequently included in f Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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written word | christian | jews | manuscript | bible | muslim | torah | library | religion | bodleian | muslims | books | exhibition | hebrew | oxford | an | manuscripts | book | christians | Jew | an | manuscripts | book | christians | Jew | 2010-02-18

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Hebrew Prayer Books for Public Use

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Piet looks at the three great Bodleian mahzorim (large and elaborately decorated prayer books for the festivals), which were illuminated by Christian painters in collaboration with and under the supervision of Jewish scribes. The majority of Hebrew manuscripts were copied out by Jews for their personal use. But during the second half of the thirteenth and the first half of the fourteenth centuries large and elaborately decorated prayer books for the festivals (mahzorim) were produced for communal use in the liturgy. Wealthy laymen vied with each other for the honour of leading prayers on festive occasions. These were the same men who commissioned large and splendidly decorated prayer books as status symbols. They wanted to enhance their prestige by employing the most sought-after professio Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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written word | christian | jews | manuscript | bible | muslim | torah | library | religion | bodleian | muslims | books | exhibition | hebrew | oxford | an | manuscripts | book | christians | Jew | an | manuscripts | book | christians | Jew | 2010-02-18

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User-produced Hebrew Prayer Books and Shared Iconography

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Some Hebrew manuscripts were produced in Christian workshops, others were made by Jewish artists themselves for their own use. Piet looks at examples of these and explores the shared iconography between Christian and Jewish faiths, such as the unicorn. Some Hebrew manuscripts were produced in Christian workshops, while others were made by Jewish artists themselves for their own use. An Ashkenazic siddur stands out as an example of a Jewish scribe-artist, influenced by the visual culture of his time, who drew on models, motifs and specialized techniques current in fifteenth-century Germany to illustrate his prayer book. Hebrew manuscripts shared iconography with other manuscripts from the same geo-cultural area. Italian Hebrew manuscripts thus recall the scenery of central Italy and depict Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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written word | christian | jews | manuscript | bible | muslim | torah | library | religion | bodleian | muslims | books | exhibition | hebrew | oxford | an | manuscripts | book | christians | Jew | an | manuscripts | book | christians | Jew | 2010-02-18

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Sciences

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Piet looks at how the works of famous ancient thinkers such as Aristotle, Hippocrates, Euclid or Ptolemy traveled from culture to culture and formed the basis of Muslim, Christian and Jewish science and philosophy alike. Ancient Greek science and philosophy reached Christian Europe mainly through the Islamic world. A large corpus of Greek scientific works had been translated into Arabic (often via Syriac) in the eighth and ninth centuries, and Muslim thinkers continued to practice and advance these so-called 'foreign sciences'. Jews who lived under Islamic rule contributed scientific works of their own, written in Arabic. In the twelfth century the works of Greek, Muslim and also some Jewish thinkers started to be translated from Arabic into Latin, often with the help of Jews. Hebrew tr Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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written word | christian | jews | manuscript | bible | muslim | torah | library | religion | bodleian | muslims | books | exhibition | hebrew | oxford | an | manuscripts | book | christians | Jew | an | manuscripts | book | christians | Jew | 2010-02-18

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Conclusion to Crossing Borders

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The conclusion to the Crossing Borders exhibition. The exhibition tells the story of how Jews, Christians and Muslims have contributed to the development of the book. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

Subjects

written word | christian | jews | manuscript | bible | muslim | torah | library | religion | bodleian | muslims | books | exhibition | hebrew | oxford | an | manuscripts | book | christians | Jew | an | manuscripts | book | christians | Jew | 2010-02-18

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Introduction to Crossing Borders

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An introduction to the Crossing Borders exhibition. The exhibition tells the story of how Jews, Christians and Muslims have contributed to the development of the book. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

Subjects

written word | christian | jews | manuscript | bible | muslim | torah | library | religion | bodleian | muslims | books | exhibition | hebrew | oxford | an | manuscripts | book | christians | Jew | an | manuscripts | book | christians | Jew | 2010-02-18

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Arabic Art Forms in Spanish Book Production

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Piet explains Arabic design and illustration in Spanish books, looking in particular at the Kennicott Bible, produced in La Coruna, Spain, in 1476. Distinctive features of Arabic books, including their non-figurative illuminations, are manifest in Hebrew manuscripts produced under Muslim domination in medieval Spain. Biblical manuscripts in particular were inspired by the decorations found in manuscripts of the Qur'an, as well as by geometric or floral patterns typical of Islamic architecture. Islamic decorative patterns continued to be used by Jewish illuminators in Christian Spain after Muslim rule had ended there. Carpet pages - full-page, abstract decorations recalling the design of carpets - and micrography - patterns made using lines of minute script - were frequently included in f Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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written word | christian | jews | manuscript | bible | muslim | torah | library | religion | bodleian | muslims | books | exhibition | hebrew | oxford | an | manuscripts | book | christians | Jew | an | manuscripts | book | christians | Jew | 2010-02-18

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Hebrew Prayer Books for Public Use

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Piet looks at the three great Bodleian mahzorim (large and elaborately decorated prayer books for the festivals), which were illuminated by Christian painters in collaboration with and under the supervision of Jewish scribes. The majority of Hebrew manuscripts were copied out by Jews for their personal use. But during the second half of the thirteenth and the first half of the fourteenth centuries large and elaborately decorated prayer books for the festivals (mahzorim) were produced for communal use in the liturgy. Wealthy laymen vied with each other for the honour of leading prayers on festive occasions. These were the same men who commissioned large and splendidly decorated prayer books as status symbols. They wanted to enhance their prestige by employing the most sought-after professio Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

Subjects

written word | christian | jews | manuscript | bible | muslim | torah | library | religion | bodleian | muslims | books | exhibition | hebrew | oxford | an | manuscripts | book | christians | Jew | an | manuscripts | book | christians | Jew | 2010-02-18

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User-produced Hebrew Prayer Books and Shared Iconography

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Some Hebrew manuscripts were produced in Christian workshops, others were made by Jewish artists themselves for their own use. Piet looks at examples of these and explores the shared iconography between Christian and Jewish faiths, such as the unicorn. Some Hebrew manuscripts were produced in Christian workshops, while others were made by Jewish artists themselves for their own use. An Ashkenazic siddur stands out as an example of a Jewish scribe-artist, influenced by the visual culture of his time, who drew on models, motifs and specialized techniques current in fifteenth-century Germany to illustrate his prayer book. Hebrew manuscripts shared iconography with other manuscripts from the same geo-cultural area. Italian Hebrew manuscripts thus recall the scenery of central Italy and depict Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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written word | christian | jews | manuscript | bible | muslim | torah | library | religion | bodleian | muslims | books | exhibition | hebrew | oxford | an | manuscripts | book | christians | Jew | an | manuscripts | book | christians | Jew | 2010-02-18

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Sciences

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Piet looks at how the works of famous ancient thinkers such as Aristotle, Hippocrates, Euclid or Ptolemy traveled from culture to culture and formed the basis of Muslim, Christian and Jewish science and philosophy alike. Ancient Greek science and philosophy reached Christian Europe mainly through the Islamic world. A large corpus of Greek scientific works had been translated into Arabic (often via Syriac) in the eighth and ninth centuries, and Muslim thinkers continued to practice and advance these so-called 'foreign sciences'. Jews who lived under Islamic rule contributed scientific works of their own, written in Arabic. In the twelfth century the works of Greek, Muslim and also some Jewish thinkers started to be translated from Arabic into Latin, often with the help of Jews. Hebrew tr Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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written word | christian | jews | manuscript | bible | muslim | torah | library | religion | bodleian | muslims | books | exhibition | hebrew | oxford | an | manuscripts | book | christians | Jew | an | manuscripts | book | christians | Jew | 2010-02-18

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Conclusion to Crossing Borders

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The conclusion to the Crossing Borders exhibition. The exhibition tells the story of how Jews, Christians and Muslims have contributed to the development of the book. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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written word | christian | jews | manuscript | bible | muslim | torah | library | religion | bodleian | muslims | books | exhibition | hebrew | oxford | an | manuscripts | book | christians | Jew | an | manuscripts | book | christians | Jew | 2010-02-18

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21L.006 American Literature (MIT) 21L.006 American Literature (MIT)

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This is a HASS-D CI course. Like other communications-intensive courses in the humanities, arts, and social sciences, it allows students to produce 20 pages of polished writing with careful attention to revision. It also offers substantial opportunities for oral expression, through presentations of written work, student-led discussion, and class participation. The class has a low enrollment that ensures maximum attention to student writing and opportunity for oral expression, and a writing fellow/tutor is available for consultation on drafts and revisions. This is a HASS-D CI course. Like other communications-intensive courses in the humanities, arts, and social sciences, it allows students to produce 20 pages of polished writing with careful attention to revision. It also offers substantial opportunities for oral expression, through presentations of written work, student-led discussion, and class participation. The class has a low enrollment that ensures maximum attention to student writing and opportunity for oral expression, and a writing fellow/tutor is available for consultation on drafts and revisions.

Subjects

William Bradford | William Bradford | Mary Rowlandson | Mary Rowlandson | Jonathan Edwards | Jonathan Edwards | Benjamin Franklin | Benjamin Franklin | Olaudah Equiano | Olaudah Equiano | Phyllis Wheatley | Phyllis Wheatley | Washington Irving | Washington Irving | Ralph Waldo Emerson | Ralph Waldo Emerson | Henry David Thoreau | Henry David Thoreau | Nathaniel Hawthorne | Nathaniel Hawthorne | Frederick Douglass | Frederick Douglass | Herman Melville | Herman Melville | Margaret Fuller | Margaret Fuller | Harriet Beecher Stowe | Harriet Beecher Stowe | Walt Whitman | Walt Whitman | Emily Dickinson | Emily Dickinson | realism | realism | satire | satire | Rebecca Harding Davis | Rebecca Harding Davis | Samuel Clemens | Samuel Clemens | Sarah Orne Jewett | Sarah Orne Jewett | Kate Chopin | Kate Chopin | Charlotte Perkins | Charlotte Perkins | Gilman | Gilman | Edith Wharton | Edith Wharton | revision | revision | Claude McKay | Claude McKay | Zora Neale Hurston | Zora Neale Hurston | Jean Toomer | Jean Toomer | Langston Hughes | Langston Hughes | Countee Cullen | Countee Cullen | Richard Wright | Richard Wright | Toni Morrison | Toni Morrison

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21L.501 The American Novel (MIT) 21L.501 The American Novel (MIT)

Description

The theme for this class is "American Revolution." We will read authors who record, on the one hand, the failures of the American revolution, with its dream of democracy and freedom for all, and on the other hand the potential for narrative to reenact that revolution successfully. In different ways, these authors overturn traditional or unethical authority through their literary innovations. Although certain classic American historical, political, and cultural issues will be at the center of our study--democracy, slavery, gender equity, social reform--we will concern ourselves primarily with literary strategies, with language and its uses. Essays will pursue close readings of the texts and develop students' abilities to think creatively and critically about fictional works. The theme for this class is "American Revolution." We will read authors who record, on the one hand, the failures of the American revolution, with its dream of democracy and freedom for all, and on the other hand the potential for narrative to reenact that revolution successfully. In different ways, these authors overturn traditional or unethical authority through their literary innovations. Although certain classic American historical, political, and cultural issues will be at the center of our study--democracy, slavery, gender equity, social reform--we will concern ourselves primarily with literary strategies, with language and its uses. Essays will pursue close readings of the texts and develop students' abilities to think creatively and critically about fictional works.

Subjects

American novel | American novel | democracy | slavery | democracy | slavery | democracy | democracy | slavery | slavery | gender equity | gender equity | social reform | social reform | literary strategies | literary strategies | William Blake | William Blake | Herman Melville | Herman Melville | Nathaniel Hawthorne | Nathaniel Hawthorne | Harriet Beecher Stowe | Harriet Beecher Stowe | William Wells Brown | William Wells Brown | Sarah Orne Jewett | Sarah Orne Jewett | William Faulkner | William Faulkner | Toni Morrison | Toni Morrison

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21H.411 History of Western Thought, 500-1300 (MIT) 21H.411 History of Western Thought, 500-1300 (MIT)

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This course examines the development of the western intellectual tradition from the fall of the Roman Empire through the High Middle Ages. Our basic premise will be that the triumph of Christianity in the west was not the inevitable outcome it might appear from hindsight. Our attention will therefore be focused not only on the development of Christian thought and practice, but on its challengers as well. The core themes of the course include the emergence of a uniform Christian orthodoxy in late antiquity; the development of monastic practice and its attendant intellectual traditions; and the geographical spread of Christian beliefs. Working in opposition to those trends were other forces, which we will also address in our readings. In particular, we will consider the persistence of northe This course examines the development of the western intellectual tradition from the fall of the Roman Empire through the High Middle Ages. Our basic premise will be that the triumph of Christianity in the west was not the inevitable outcome it might appear from hindsight. Our attention will therefore be focused not only on the development of Christian thought and practice, but on its challengers as well. The core themes of the course include the emergence of a uniform Christian orthodoxy in late antiquity; the development of monastic practice and its attendant intellectual traditions; and the geographical spread of Christian beliefs. Working in opposition to those trends were other forces, which we will also address in our readings. In particular, we will consider the persistence of northe

Subjects

western intellectual tradition | western intellectual tradition | Roman Empire | Roman Empire | High Middle Ages | High Middle Ages | Christian | Christian | paganism | paganism | Islam | Islam | Byzantine orthodoxy | Byzantine orthodoxy | heretical movements | heretical movements | Jews | Jews

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21H.411 History of Western Thought, 500-1300 (MIT) 21H.411 History of Western Thought, 500-1300 (MIT)

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This course examines the development of the western intellectual tradition from the fall of the Roman Empire through the High Middle Ages. Our basic premise will be that the triumph of Christianity in the west was not the inevitable outcome it appears from hindsight. Our attention will therefore be focused not only on the development of Christian thought and practice, but on its challengers as well. Particular emphasis will be devoted to northern paganism, the rise of Islam, Byzantine orthodoxy, indigenous heretical movements, and the ambiguous position of Jews in European society. This course examines the development of the western intellectual tradition from the fall of the Roman Empire through the High Middle Ages. Our basic premise will be that the triumph of Christianity in the west was not the inevitable outcome it appears from hindsight. Our attention will therefore be focused not only on the development of Christian thought and practice, but on its challengers as well. Particular emphasis will be devoted to northern paganism, the rise of Islam, Byzantine orthodoxy, indigenous heretical movements, and the ambiguous position of Jews in European society.

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western intellectual tradition | western intellectual tradition | Roman Empire | Roman Empire | High Middle Ages | High Middle Ages | Christian | Christian | paganism | paganism | Islam | Islam | Byzantine orthodoxy | Byzantine orthodoxy | heretical movements | heretical movements | Jews | Jews

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šnder in conversation

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A discussion forum on writing Holocaust history with Prof Jane Caplan (St Antony's College, Oxford), Prof Mark Roseman (Indiana University) and Prof Nicholas Stargardt (Magdalen College, Oxford). Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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humanities | Jewish | holocaust | war | wwii | Germany | world | nazi | humanitas | humanities | Jewish | holocaust | war | wwii | Germany | world | nazi | humanitas | 2012-05-02

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