2012-2013 Catalog 
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2012-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIST 071 CM - The Making of Medieval Europe: 337-1300

This course offers a broadly based inquiry into the Greco-Roman, Germanic, Judeo-Christian, and Islamic cultures that constituted the western world from the late Roman empire of the 4th century to the height of medieval Christendom in the 14th century. Designed to provide students with an overview of the history of the Mediterranean world from ca. 337-1300, the course will explore such topics as the “fall” of Rome and the emergence of the Church as a governing institution; the rise and importance of monasticism; medieval notions of sexuality, ethnicity, and identity; the transformation of the feudal state into a commercial economy; Byzantine, Islamic, and Western Christian scholarship; kingship, knighthood and the Crusades.

Offered: Every third year

Credit: 1

Course Number: HIST071 CM