The Early Modern Mediterranean as a Scenario for Border-Crossing / First Meeting

יום חמישי 14/04/11, 19:00 עד 21:00

The series reconsidered the perspective of hostile and alienated identities – Christians, Muslims and Jews – that has shaped historical interpretations of the Early Modern Mediterranean, revealing a society with a far richer set of cultural, religious and social dynamics. We examined the extent of the hostility and division in the complex interaction of the peoples that inhabited the region around the Mediterranean Sea. Scholars from various disciplines and countries critically examined how their disciplines have increased our understanding of situations of religious and cultural contact. In addition they introduced new perspectives in the study of the "border-crossing" that took place in those centuries in an attempt to reconstruct multifaceted ways of interaction that unveiled a less divided and polarized Early Modern Mediterranean world.