Courses: Cosmopolitanism and Toleration in Enlightenment Europe (RELGH304B01)

Spring 2011

This seminar will cover the histories of religious toleration and cosmopolitanism in Enlightenment Europe. We will read across a range of different topics - the lives of religious minorities, experiences of cross-cultural travel, memories of religious war – and engage with a variety of texts, from antislavery pamphlets to narratives written by sailors captured by Barbary pirates. We will engage with questions of justice, difference, violence, and culture, exploring the ways in which each of these ideas is historically situated and historically contingent.

Prerequisites: Sophomore status or above. One prior course in History also required.

Fulfills: SO III Limit:15

Department

Religion (Web site)

Taught By

Farid Azfar (Profile)

Location

Haverford, Stokes 207

Meeting Times

W 1:30-4:00