Cultural Exchange in the Languages and Literatures of Medieval Spain

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Professor David Wacks’s fascinating discussion of the Iberian Peninsula and it’s incredible linguistic heritage.

The Iberian Peninsula (what is now Spain and Portugal) during the Middle Ages was a cultural, linguistic, and religious crossroads where Islam, Christianity, and Judaism were in constant contact. This lecture explores five examples of what this world looked like through its literature, drawing on Arabic, Hebrew, Latin, Spanish, and other Iberian Romance languages.

David Wacks
Associate Professor of Spanish, University of Oregon

Follow Professor David Wacks on Twitter: @davidwacks

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