2014 - 2015

  Jewish and Christian Adolescence in Pre-Modern Europe                                                
Tali BernerGilman-humanities317Wed1400-1600 Sem  1
University credit hours:  2.0

Course description

Jewish and Christian Adolescence in Pre-Modern Europe
Tali Berner

This class will concentrate on the lives of Jewish and Christian adolescents in central and western Europe in the Medieval and Early Modern periods (ca. 1200-1750). The goal of the class will be twofold: to learn about the lives of young people, and to gain a better understanding of the concept of youth in these societies. We will explore the various methodological and historiographical questions arising form the subject matter.
Special attention will be given to primary sources such as ego documents, regulations, laws, contracts, response, and moral literature. In addition we will read recent research and familiarize ourselves with current approaches to the study of youth and adolescents.

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