HISTORY 211 - Later Medieval Europe, 1000-1500
Section: 001 Issues in Race & Ethnicity
Term: WN 2014
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
RE, SS
Cost:
>100
Other Course Info:
W.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

How was it that Europe emerged from the margins of the world's stage during the period called the High and Late Middle Ages (roughly 1100 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 — secular and democratic — or a world so alien that it calls into question the idea of Europe altogether.

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

Course Requirements:

Students will take two quizzes, write two short essays, and take a final exam.

Intended Audience:

There are no pre-requisites for the course.

Class Format:

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HISTORY 211 - Later Medieval Europe, 1000-1500
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
11741
Open
19
 
-
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (DIS)
P
11742
Open
7
 
-
W 9:00AM - 10:00AM
003 (DIS)
P
11743
Open
6
 
-
W 10:00AM - 11:00AM
004 (DIS)
P
20002
Open
6
 
-
W 11:00AM - 12:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
20004
Closed
0
 
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W 12:00PM - 1:00PM
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ISBN: 9780670032020
Europe in the high Middle Ages, Author: Jordan, William C., 1948-, Publisher: Viking 2003
Required
ISBN: 9780140444230
The history and topography of Ireland, Author: Giraldus, Cambrensis, 1146?-1223?, Publisher: Penguin Books 1982
Required
ISBN: 0881337161
Ywain, the knight of the lion, Author: Chretien de Troyes ; translated by Robert W. Ackerman, Frederick W. Locke, Carlton W. Carroll., Publisher: Waveland Press 1992
Required
ISBN: 9780451208637
The divine comedy : the inferno, the purgatorio, and the paradiso, Author: Dante Alighieri ; translated by John Ciardi., Publisher: New American Library 2003
Required
ISBN: 0140448993
The letters of Abelard and Heloise, Author: translated with an introduction and notes by Betty Radice., Publisher: Penguin Books Revised ed 2003
Required
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