MEMS 211 - Later Middle Ages, 1100-1500
Section: 001 Issues in Race & Ethnicity
Term: WN 2010
Subject: Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS)
Department: LSA History
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
RE, SS
Cost:
>100
Other Course Info:
W.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

"The Later Middle Ages and the Making of Europe" is a lecture course that asks how it was that Europe emerged from the margins of the world's stage during the period called the High and Late Middle Ages (roughly 1000 to 1500). Europeans witnessed stunning events in this period – the Norman Conquest of England, the Magna Carta, the Black Death, and the Reconquest of Spain. They saw the first signs of the Renaissance and Reformation as well as the conquest and colonization of the New World. Through close readings of primary sources, we will examine what religious, political, and cultural transformations re-made Europe. We will ask, who belonged to this emerging world and who was excluded? More generally, we will ask whether medieval Europe was on the way to becoming modern or a world so alien that it calls into question linear development. To put this differently, is this a history class you must take in order to move on to others – a prerequisite – or is it the only class you’ll ever need – an antidote?

In addition to a historical introduction, this course also offers the opportunity for you to learn how to use historical sources and think critically about how history has been written.

The are no pre-requisites for the course. Students will take two quizzes, write two short essays, and take a final exam.

The textbooks are William Chester Jordan, Europe in the High Middle Ages and Daniel Waley and Peter Denley, Later Medieval Europe, 1250-1550.

MEMS 211 - Later Middle Ages, 1100-1500
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
14597
Open
43
 
-
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
002 (DIS)
P
14599
Open
1
 
-
W 12:00PM - 1:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
14601
Open
15
 
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W 2:00PM - 3:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
14603
Open
4
 
-
W 3:00PM - 4:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
34433
Open
11
 
-
W 11:00AM - 12:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
34435
Open
12
 
-
W 2:00PM - 3:00PM
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ISBN: 9780195156942
Medieval Europe and the world : from late antiquity to modernity, 400 - 1500, Author: Robin W. Winks ; Teofilo F. Ruiz, Publisher: Oxford Univ. Press 2005
Required
ISBN: 1551115522
Readings in medieval history, Author: edited by Patrick J. Geary., Publisher: Broadview Press 3rd ed. 2003
Required
ISBN: 0140444467
The poem of the Cid, Author: translated by Rita Hamilton and Janet Perry ; with an introduction and notes by Ian Michael., Publisher: Penguin 1984
Required
ISBN: 0140448993
The letters of Abelard and Heloise, Author: translated [from the Latin] with an introduction and notes by Betty Radice., Publisher: Penguin Books Rev ed. 2003
Required
ISBN: 0140442006
Froissart chronicles, Author: selected translated and edited by Geoffrey Brereton., Publisher: Penguin Books Reprinted 1978
Required
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