This course tries to define and to analyze the diverse Iberian Islamic and Jewish societies and cultures, the Andalusian Caliphal, Taifa and Nasri periods, as well as a detailed study of the Islamic and Jewish minorities under Christian dominance in the Late Middle Ages (14-15th centuries), from a comprehensive social, economic and cultural perspective, stressing the relevance of the period for the study of Islamic-Christian-Jewish strategies of co-existence.
Students will have appropriate reading assignments for each topic. Class participation and comments are encouraged and will further comprise part of the student's final grade. It will be provided a detailed bibliography. The class is complemented by excursions with the professor to Toledo and / or Segovia.