Turks, Moors and Englishmen
Time: 11:00 - 16:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
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Course Code: HBH26
Duration: 1 session
What is the course about?
Anglo-Islamic relations during the Renaissance with particular emphasis Morocco and Elizabeth 1.
What will we cover?
We will explore how and why Elizabeth I courted relations with Murad II in Constantinople and Al Mansur of Morocco. We will also touch upon the treatment of the ‘Moor’ in Elizabethan literature.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• Explain the circumstances that led to Anglo-Moroccan relations
• Identify and discuss literary references to ‘the Turk’ and ‘the Moor’ in English literature.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Introductory level course. No prior knowledge of the subject is necessary but a good understanding of English is
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
There will be a PowerPoint presentation to illustrate key points and reading of contemporary extracts (in
translation). There will also be whole group discussion. You will be encouraged to share your thoughts and ideas in a relaxed and friendly environment.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
There are no additional costs except your own note-taking materials.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Other courses in British, European and global history. Please see the City Lit website.
Vanessa King is a lecturer in Medieval and early Modern History at Regents University, and Birkbeck College University of London. At City Lit, Vanessa offers courses and day schools on London, as well as European history from the Fall of Rome to 1800. She has published widely on the Anglo-Norman period (1066-1154), and is currently writing a book on Early English Queenship 600-1066 for Routledge. You can follow her progress via her website: https://queenshipinpreconquestengland.wordpress.com/ Vanessa’s expertise in medieval matters means she is frequently called upon to give public lectures and speak on BBC Radio. Vanessa's philosophy of teaching is to make history come alive through informative presentations with a good sense of humour. In her spare time, she enjoys nothing better than talking history over a glass of red wine!
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.