This course covers the history of the Byzantine Empire from Constantine the Great to the end of the Amorian Dynasty (284-867). Political, cultural, and religious relations with the civilizations of Rome, the medieval West, the Slavs, and the Near East are stressed.
There will be a 10-15 page written paper, a mid-term and final for undergraduates;for graduate students an optional midterm, a 25-30 page written paper and a final exam are required.
Required readings are on reserved at the Undergraduate Library.
Required readings are also available at Shaman Drum Bookshop.
A Course pack will also be available.