HIS464H1: Religion and Violence in Comparative Perspective

Hours: 
24S

Examines varying roles of religion in cases of genocide and extreme violence. Seminar proceeds from recent cases (Darfur, Rwanda, wars associated with break-up of Yugoslavia) backward through the 20th century (Cambodia, Indonesia, the Holocaust, Armenians, Herero) and the 19th century (Belgian Congo, Caucasus, native peoples in the Americas).

Prerequisite: 

one course in HIS/REL/Peace and Conflict

Distribution Requirements: 
Humanities
Breadth Requirements: 
Society and its Institutions (3)