A Sea of Conflict? Christian Muslim Encounters 1100-1300 AD- Part 1

Module code: HS3763

This special subject will look at the history of the medieval Eastern Mediterranean from a religious and cultural perspective. Through the lens of pilgrimage and travel activity from the late 11th to the early 14th century, this module will examine the ways in which different cultures and religions interacted in a diverse but highly connected space. The module offers you a first an introduction to medieval European pilgrimage and a brief historical outline of the political context of the Christian-Muslim interactions in the region. By means of thematic case studies, you'll then discuss a variety of cross-cultural contacts.


  • 60 hours of seminars
  • 10 hours of practical classes and workshops
  • 380 hours of guided independent study


  • Exam, 2 hours (30%)
  • Essay, 5,000 words (35%)
  • Source based analysis, 5,000 words (35%)