2019-2020 Catalog 
    
    Nov 21, 2019  
2019-2020 Catalog

HIST 343 - The Central Middle Ages


This course is a topical examination of the Central Middle Ages in Europe (approximately 900-1300), focusing on major patterns of social, economic, religious, and intellectual life. The course will explore patterns of power, patronage, and poverty, and the interactions between different groups in medieval society. Topics to be covered include the role of religion, the interactions between Europe and the Middle East, the growth of cities, universities and cathedrals, and changes to peasant lifestyles and livelihoods. The class will also explore several large historical debates, including the “Year 1000 Question” and the nature of the relationship between secular and spiritual powers. This is a Core Course for AMRS, Medieval Studies majors and an Elective Course for AMRS, Ancient and Renaissance Studies majors. (Group I)