HIST 7210X Medieval Europe

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 the commercial revolution. The Crusades. Jewish-Christian-Muslim relations. Universities and Scholasticism. Chivalry. Mysticism. The Church and the Papacy. The Black Plague. Romanesque and Gothic art and architecture. The development of the nation states and empires of Europe. The 'birth' of 'modernity.'


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