In this unit students will explore the crusading movement and the world of the crusaders from the first crusade in 1095 to the fall of Acre in 1291. Students will consider the various types of crusade – those against ‘infidels’, and those against ‘heretics’ – as well as the justifications that were provided for legitimizing ‘holy wars’. Attention will also be given to the emergence of the military orders, such as the Knights Templar, the Knights Hospitaller, and the Teutonic Knights.
Unit code: CH9600T
Unit status: Approved (Major revision)
Unit level: Postgraduate Elective
Unit discipline: Church History
Proposing College: Trinity College Theological SchoolShow when this unit is running
Analyse the cultural, social, political and religious contexts in which the crusades occurred.
Articulate the effect of the crusades on the Church-State relationship during the early medieval period
Evaluate ways in which the crusades shaped the later medieval Church
Assess the theological presuppositions by which the crusades were justified.
Critically engage with selected primary sources, and the key historiographical debates, concerning the crusades.
Prerequisites: at least one foundational unit of CH
This unit presumes a small degree of familiarity with Church history and with methods of historical interpretation. It builds on this foundational knowledge by providing exposure to textual and visual artifacts from the time, and to competing historiographical evaluations.
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|Seminar or Tutorial - Seminar Presentation||
|Essay - Research Essay||
|Document Study - Documentary Analysis||
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 17 Sep, 2020
Unit record last updated: 2021-06-07 08:43:49 +1000