HIST 7210X Medieval Europe

(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as HIST 721.
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30 hours plus conference; 3 credits

Topics in the culture and society of western Europe from late antiquity to the fifteenth century. The transition from the Roman world. The Carolingians. ?Feudal? society. Agricultural change and commercial revolutions. The Crusades. Jewish-Christian-Muslim relations. Universities and Scholasticism. Chivalry. Mysticism. The development of the Church and the Papacy. The Black Plague. Romanesque and Gothic art and architecture. The development of nation states and empires in Europe. Ultimately, we will ask the question: how was the medieval world essential to the development of our modern ideas and institutions?


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