2014 - 2015

  The Sexual Politics of Conversion in the Age of Catolic Refo                                         
Prof. Tamar HerzigGilman-humanities362Mon1400-1600 Sem  1
Gilman-humanities362Tue1400-1600 Sem  1
University credit hours:  4.0

Course description
In the age of Reformation and religious warfare, women and men in various European regions changed their confessional identity. In this seminar, we will discuss the traits of female and male conversions in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, exploring the circumstances, characterstics and implications of the conversion of Muslims, Jews, and Protestants to Catholicism. We will analyze various types of sources, including diaries, letters, propagandistic tracts, sermons, biographies, and convent chroniclers, and discuss recent scholarship dealing with issues such as converts' identity and attitudes towards converts.

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