MEMS 398 - The Black Death
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS)
Department: LSA History
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
ID
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
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The so-called Black Death, a massive epidemic that hit Eurasia in the mid fourteenth century and killed between a third and a half of the population, has always loomed large in the imagination of medieval European historians. How did it come to kill so many people? How did Europe cope with such as loss? And how did it change medieval society? This course will primarily look at the European experience of the Black Death, with occasional forays into the Islamic world. We will start by looking at medieval attitudes towards disease, modern debates over what the disease actually was, and how new scientific studies of DNA, comate and bioarchaeology have changed what we think we know about the disease. We will then move to an extended study of the short- and long-term consequences of the epidemic on medieval European society and culture.

MEMS 398 - The Black Death
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001 (LEC)
P
30928
Open
35
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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