HIST 348 – Debating Truth Quiz

HIST 348 – Debating Truth Quiz Name:
Convince your instructor that you read the chapter carefully by answering the questions below.
1. How was Spain different, compared to the traditional stereotype of medieval society?
2. How does Debating Truth explain the term convivencia?
3. What was the Kingdom/Crown of Aragon and what were its origins?
4. What was the Reconquista, according to Debating Truth?
5. Who were the mudéjares and how were they treated under Christian rule?
6. Write a brief (4-5 sentence) biography of King James I the Conqueror. At least one sentence should be devoted to his record keeping practices and how they compared to earlier monarchs.
7. What role did Jews play in James I’s approach to controlling and governing his kingdom?
8. Who were Hasdai ibn Shaprut and Samuel ha-Nagid and what do they tell us about Jewish life in Al-Andalus?
9. How did Jewish life in Al-Andalus change following the arrival of the Almoravids and the Almohads? (Hint: The exiles of Judah ha-Levi, Petrus Alfonsi, and Maimonides are useful here.)
10. What role did “disputation” (oral & literary debate) play in university and intellectual life in medieval Spain?

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