MEMS 209 - Pre-Modern Europe, 300-1648
Section: 001
Term: FA 2014
Subject: Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS)
Department: LSA History
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Cost:
50-100
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

In 27 BCE the Roman Senate granted Gaius Octavius the titles of Princeps and Augustus, effectively making him the first Emperor of the Roman Empire, a territory that would come to include all the land between Persia and Britain. Sixteen hundred years later, Charles V, the Holy Roman Emperor, fought the Ottoman Turks in Vienna, invaded France, and debated Martin Luther’s challenge to the Pope’s supremacy. While the office of Roman Emperor, his responsibility for religion, and his desire for territory remained a constant, the meaning of this office and its responsibilities and goals had significantly changed. As we travel across the sixteen hundred years between these two figures, we will survey the changes to Europe’s physical world, religious beliefs, daily life, and political organization, thinking about what it meant to be “European,” and to bear a distinct civilization. We will also think hard about Europe’s place in the wider world and what if anything it meant to be European. In addition, by working with primary sources, this class will provide essential preparation for more advanced courses, teaching you to think, debate, and write like a historian.

Course Requirements:

There will be midterm and a final exam, which test your understanding of the broader themes, as well as two, short writing assignments based on primary sources.

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MEMS 209 - Pre-Modern Europe, 300-1648
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
28612
Open
28
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (DIS)
P
28613
Open
11
 
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W 12:00PM - 1:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
28614
Open
17
 
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W 1:00PM - 2:00PM
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