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Adult courses

Medieval Spain by Any Other Name

Week 1: July 8-14, 2012

Medieval Iberia. The Christians called it Hispania, the Muslims al-Andalus, and the Jews Sefarad—and despite occasional blunders and clashes, these three religious groups found it possible not only to coexist there, but even to flourish side by side for centuries. Ross Brann, Cornell's Milton R. Kovitz Professor of Judeo-Islamic Studies, will lead our exciting examination of the place of Muslims and Jews alongside Christians in creating a vibrant social, political, and cultural identity that eventually became distinctively Spanish. As we discuss Arabic, Hebrew, and Latin texts from 711, when Islam arrived in Iberia, until 1492, when Muslim Granada fell to Catholic monarchs Fernando and Isabel, we will reflect on what this pre-modern world shows us about issues that divide and bridge Islam and the West today.

Registration

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Once you've registered, we'll send you materials on the academic program and other information to help you prepare for CAU. A $50 per person, per class, non-refundable deposit is required with your registration. All deposits are applied to the full program charges.

Program charges

Below are the program fees and housing choices for the on-campus summer programs. Please contact us if you have questions.

The program fee (per adult, per week) covers course tuition, lodging, sixteen meals, coffee breaks, hospitality hours, welcome and farewell parties, conference-lot parking fees, and use of most of Cornell's campus facilities (some courses have additional fees). Wednesday supper is on your own. Some campus facilities, such as the golf course, also charge specific user fees. Weekly program rates vary with the accommodation you select:

Housing choiceDoubleSingle
supplement
Court/Kay Hall$1,705$100
Room with private bath$1,769$150
Hilton Homewood Suitesn/an/a
Commuter Rate$998*N/A

*Includes all items listed above except housing, meals, and additional fees as noted in course descriptions.