MEDI 402

Cross-Cultural Encounters and Exchanges

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0

An interdisciplinary investigation of significant cross-cultural encounters and exchanges in the medieval world, especially between East and West or northern European and Mediterranean cultures. Possible topics include: the Crusades; the Viking expansions; multi-culturalism in Spain or Sicily; relations between eastern and western Christendoms; international trading relations; inter-relations of the medieval world and the Mongol Empire; the transmission of Arabic science and learning.


  • May be taken more than once for credit in different topics to a maximum of 6 units.


  • Minimum second-year standing; or
  • permission of the program.


Undergraduate course in Medieval Studies offered by the Medieval Studies Program in the Faculty of Humanities.

Summer Fall Spring

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