Bridges Academy: Jews, Muslims, and Christians in Medieval Europe
Date and Time
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Degheri Alumni Center
San Diego, CA 92110
Ongoing religious violence in the Middle East has prompted many pundits to look to history for guidance on how members of the great monotheistic religions have managed to live together in relative peace. Some have focused on medieval Iberia, where Christian-ruled kingdoms tolerated large populations of Jews and Muslims. In this talk, Dr. Tom Barton will explore why and how these societies forged cultures of sustainable coexistence during the high and late Middle Ages, examine the circumstances leading to the breakdown of those systems, and conclude by considering what meaningful lessons might be drawn from these historical experiences to help manage modern ethno-religious strife.
For ages 55 and up.
Please visit www.sandiego.edu/bridges for more information. Registration is required.