Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays 1:25 – 2:20 PM

Dr. Robert Haug

This course examines the period of conflict between the Latin West and the Islamic World known as the Crusades.

The majority of the class focuses on the classical period of the crusading movement, from Urban II’s call to arms in 1095 until the fall of the last Crusader Kingdom in the Levant in 1291, but we will also explore the spread of the Crusading movement to Spain and Northern Europe.

We will examine the religious, social, cultural,  political, and economic origins of the Crusades and their impact on the Middle East and Europe.