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    Approx. 26 hours to complete

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    Week
    1
    8 hours to complete

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

    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 #110m
    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
    10 hours to complete

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

    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 #21h 20m
    11th Century Paleography Problem A - Set 140m
    11th Century Paleography Problem A - Set 252m
    11th Century Paleography Problem B - Set 11h 10m
    11th Century Paleography Exam 11h 6m
    Week
    3
    10 hours to complete

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

    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 21h 6m
    11th Century Paleography Problem C - Set 152m
    11th Century Paleography Problem C - Set 252m
    11th Century Paleography Exam 21h 6m
    11th Century Paleography Exam 31h 12m
    Week
    4
    11 hours to complete

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

    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 148m
    15th Century Paleography Problem A - Set 21h 18m
    15th Century Paleography Problem A - Set 31h 10m
    15th Century Paleography Problem A - Set 438m
    15th Century Paleography Exam 140m
    SILReST Paleography - Problem A - Strategies 1 and 220m
    SILReST Paleography - Problem B - Strategies 3 and 436m
    SILReST Paleography - Problem C - Strategies 5 and 616m
    SILReST Paleography Method - 15th Century - Exam44m

    Instructor

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    Dr. Roger Louis Martínez-Dávila

    Associate Professor
    History

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