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MEDV 1080 Module Reading List

Religion and Culture in the Western Middle Ages, 2021/22, Semester 2
Marta Cobb
m.k.d.cobb@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

 

GENERAL AND REFERENCE WORKS

Marcus Bull, Thinking Medieval: An Introduction to the Study of the Middle Ages (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006) [A good introduction to Medieval Studies as a subject although it does not focus specifically on religion.] [E]

Judaism

Christianity

Islam

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PRIMARY SOURCES 

Judaism

Christianity

Islam

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INTRODUCTION TO MEDIEVAL CHRISTIANITY

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INTRODUCTION TO MEDIEVAL JUDAISM

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INTRODUCTION TO MEDIEVAL ISLAM

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PILGRIMAGE AND TRAVEL

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SAINTS AND RELICS

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CHARITY AND ALMS-GIVING

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Core secondary reading

  • James William Brodman, Charity and religion in medieval Europe ISBN: 9780813215808 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780813218878 electronic bk.; 081321887X electronic bk. (Washington, DC: Catholic University of America Press, 2009), chapter 1 [E]
  • Mark R. Cohen, 'Poverty and Charity: Jews in the Medieval Islamic World', in Poverty and prosperity in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance ISBN: 9782503530321 (hbk.) : £53.00; 250353032X (hbk.) : £53.00 , ed. by Anne Scott and Cynthia Kosso (Turnhout: Brepols, 2012), pp. 143-54 OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (fad 04/01/2018) [V]
  • Adam J. Davis, 'The Social and Religious Meanings of Charity in Medieval Europe', History compass. ISSN: 1478-0542, 12:12 (2014), 935-50 [E]
  • Yaacov Lev, 'The Ethics and Practice of Islamic Medieval Charity', History compass. ISSN: 1478-0542, 5:2 (2007), 603-18 [E]

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CONFLICT AND CO-EXISTENCE: JEWISH-CHRISTIAN RELATIONS

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INTER-FAITH DISPUTATIONS AND POLEMICS

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MISSION AND CONVERSION

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Core secondary reading

  • Lauren Fogle, ‘Between Christianity and Judaism: The Identity of Converted Jews in Medieval London’, Essays in medieval studies. ISSN: 1043-2213, 22 (2005), 107-16 [E]
  • Alan J. Forey, ‘The Military Orders and the Conversion of Muslims in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries’, Journal of Medieval history. ISSN: 0304-4181, 28 (2002), 1-22 [E]
  • Roger Highfield, ‘Christians, Muslims and Jews in the Same Society: The Rise and Fall of convivencia in Medieval Spain’, Studies in church history. ISSN: 0424-2084, 15 (1978), 121-46 [V]
  • Irven Resnick, Conversion from the Worst to the Best: The Relationship between Medieval Judiaism, Islam, and Christianity', in Contesting inter-religious conversion in the medieval world, ed. by Yaniv Fix and Yosi Yisraeli (London: Routledge, 2017) [E] 

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HOLY WAR AND JIHAD

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Core secondary reading

  • Judith Bronstein, ‘The Crusade and the Jews: Some Reflections on the 1096 Massacre’, History compass. ISSN: 1478-0542, 5 (2007), 1268-79 [E]
  • Marcus Bull, ‘The Roots of Lay Enthusiasm for the First Crusade’, History. ISSN: 0018-2648, 78 (1993), 353-72 [E]
  • Paul M. Cobb, The race for paradise : an Islamic history of the Crusades ISBN: 9780199532018 (hbk.) : £20.00 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014), especially pp. 28-33 [E]

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SUMMARY

Core secondary reading

  • Christine Caldwell Ames, ‘Medieval Religious, Religions, Religion’, History compass. ISSN: 1478-0542, 10:4 (2012), 334-53 [E]
  • John Van Engen, ‘The Christian Middle Ages as a Historiographical Problem’, The American historical review. ISSN: 0002-8762, 91:3 (1986), 519-52 [E]

Further reading

This list was last updated on 21/03/2022