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Approx. 45 hours to complete
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

8 hours to complete

Course Introduction, an Abbreviated History, and 13th Century Manuscripts

8 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 51 min), 17 readings, 6 quizzes
7 videos
Why your participation is important in this course?4m
Spain's Long-Standing Relationship with Jews and Muslims10m
Highlights of the Castilian Kingdom (800 to 1300 CE)8m
Introduction to the Municipal Archive of Burgos12m
Paleography: 13th Century Alphabet6m
Spanish Paleography: 13th Century Numerals and Abbreviations4m
17 readings
Week One Overview10m
Course Introduction10m
Course Syllabus5m
Course Assessments5m
Acknowledgements5m
An Abbreviated History: The Origins of Spain10m
How Religion Influenced Spain – Deciding “Who” was “Who”? Friend or Foe?10m
Ascent of the Castilians: The Kingdom of Castile (800-1300) and the City of Burgos10m
A Genealogy of Kings: Castile, Aragon and Navarre10m
Introduction: What is Paleography?5m
Paleography: A Script from the 13th Century15m
Paleography: 13th Century Letters (Consonants and Vowels)10m
Paleography: 13th Century Numbers10m
Paleography: 13th Century Abbreviations10m
Create a 13th Century Alphabet10m
13th Century Manuscript Library10m
How to: Cropping images for alphabets10m
5 practice exercises
History Exam #130m
13th Century Paleography Problem Set A25m
13th Century Paleography Problem Set B25m
13th Century Paleography Problem Set C30m
13th Century Paleography Exam #11h
Week
2

Week 2

7 hours to complete

Reconquista, Museum Artifacts, Religious Diversity, and 11th-13th Century Manuscripts

7 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 62 min), 12 readings, 9 quizzes
10 videos
Welcome to the Museo de Burgos (Spain)3m
The Museo de Burgos and its Activities6m
The Museo de Burgos - Urn of St. Dominic (1165 - 1170 CE)7m
The Museo de Burgos - The Virgin of the Battles (1225 - 1235 CE)3m
The Museo de Burgos - Muslim Artifacts Become Christian8m
Origins of the Jewish and Muslim Communities of Burgos7m
Treasures of the Archive of the Cathedral of Burgos9m
Exploring Manuscript AMB Manuscript HI-1083m
Exploring Manuscript SJ-1/1 “Alfonso VI concede al Monasterio”6m
12 readings
Week Two Overview10m
Civilizations in Conflict?: The Complications of the Reconquista10m
Legend and Confounding Realities: Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar “The Cid”10m
Manuscript "Carta de Arras": El Cid and Doña Jimena in the Historical Record10m
The Jewish Community (Juderia) of Burgos (800 to 1300)10m
The Muslim Community (Moreria) of Burgos (800 to 1300)10m
Self-Perceptions: Spanish Christians, Jews, and Muslims10m
Paleography: Continuing with the 13th Century10m
Paleography: A Script from the 11th Century10m
Paleography: 11th Century Letters (Consonants and Vowels)10m
Paleography: 11th Century Numbers10m
Paleography: 11th Century Abbreviations10m
9 practice exercises
History Exam #225m
13th Century Paleography Problem Set D (Part 1)25m
13th Century Paleography Problem Set D (Part 2)30m
13th Century Paleography Problem Set D (Part 3)30m
13th Century Paleography Exam #230m
11th Century Paleography Problem A - Set 130m
11th Century Paleography Problem A - Set 230m
11th Century Paleography Problem B - Set 130m
11th Century Paleography Exam 130m
Week
3

Week 3

8 hours to complete

14th Century Tragedy, Jewish and Christian Museum Artifacts, and Continuing 11th Century Manuscripts

8 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 59 min), 10 readings, 7 quizzes
7 videos
Anti-Jewish Pogroms (1390s CE)8m
The New Nobility: Arrival of the Conversos7m
Virtual Field Trip: A journey to the medieval city of Burgos18m
The Museo de Burgos - Jewish Artifacts, Part 14m
The Museo de Burgos - Jewish Artifacts, Part 24m
The Museo de Burgos - Christian Funerary Statues6m
10 readings
Week Three Overview10m
Unforeseen Events: The Plague, A Dead King, and Anti-Jewish Sentiment10m
Civil War in the Kingdom of Castile and Leon: Pedro "The Cruel" versus Enrique II of Trastamara10m
Anti-Jewish Pogroms Across Christian Spain (1390s CE)10m
Burgos: The Jewish Population in Distress10m
The New Nobility of Castile: Arrival of the Conversos (Jewish Converts to Christianity)10m
Paleography: Continuing with the 11th Century10m
Create a 11th Century Alphabet10m
11th Century Manuscript Library10m
How to: Cropping images for alphabets10m
6 practice exercises
History Exam #330m
11th Century Paleography Problem B - Set 230m
11th Century Paleography Problem C - Set 130m
11th Century Paleography Problem C - Set 230m
11th Century Paleography Exam 230m
11th Century Paleography Exam 330m
Week
4

Week 4

9 hours to complete

The End of Coexistence in Spain, 15th Century Manuscripts, and the SILREST Paleography Method

9 hours to complete
13 videos (Total 73 min), 16 readings, 10 quizzes
13 videos
Moving from Judaism to Catholicism: Re-Appraising the Santa María7m
Unity Under Queen Isabel I and King Fernando II6m
Exploring the Restoration of “Cartulario S. XV. Libro viejo de privilegios de los Reyes Catolicos, LI-385"4m
Advanced Spanish Paleography: Essential Transcription Strategies - SILReST (sĭll-rĕst)4m
Advanced Spanish Paleography: Essential Strategy #1 - Scan the document2m
Advanced Spanish Paleography: Essential Strategy #2 - Identify easy letters4m
Advanced Spanish Paleography: Essential Strategy #3 - Locate common words5m
Advanced Spanish Paleography: Essential Strategy #4 - Recognize abbreviations6m
Advanced Spanish Paleography: Essential Strategy #5 - Search for cognates2m
Advanced Spanish Paleography: Essential Strategy #6 - Type your transcription2m
Advanced Paleography: Learning a Script from the 15th Century (Part 1)12m
Advanced Paleography: Learning a Script from the 15th Century (Part 2)6m
16 readings
Week Four Overview10m
Cultural Backlash: Blood Purity Statutes and Intolerance10m
Suspicions: The Problematic Existence of Conversos10m
A New Community, A New Identity10m
Burgos’ Conversos in the Church and Government10m
Governance of Cathedrals in the 15th Century10m
Moving from Judaism to Catholicism: Re-Appraising the Santa Marias10m
The Santa Maria Family: Predatory Converts or Protectors of Jews10m
Christian Unity Under Queen Isabel (Castile and Leon) and King Ferdinand (Aragon and Catalonia)10m
Paleography: A Script from the 15th Century10m
Paleography: 15th Century Letters (Consonants and Vowels)10m
Paleography: 15th Century Numbers10m
Paleography: 15th Century Abbreviations10m
The SILReST Paleography Method10m
Collection of Paleography Resources5m
Collection of English-Spanish Language Resources5m
10 practice exercises
History Exam #430m
15th Century Paleography Problem A - Set 130m
15th Century Paleography Problem A - Set 230m
15th Century Paleography Problem A - Set 330m
15th Century Paleography Problem A - Set 430m
15th Century Paleography Exam 130m
SILReST Paleography - Problem A - Strategies 1 and 230m
SILReST Paleography - Problem B - Strategies 3 and 430m
SILReST Paleography - Problem C - Strategies 5 and 630m
SILReST Paleography Method - 15th Century - Exam30m

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