Medieval and Renaissance Collegium (MARC) Courses (Division 430)

212/Hist. 212. The Renaissance. (4). (HU).

See History 212 for description. (Becker)

418. Comparative and Thematic Studies of Medieval Culture I. (3-4). (HU). May be elected for credit more than once.
Crusades in East-West Perspective.
The purpose of this course is to examine the causes, the primary stages of development, and the consequences of the Crusades not only from a traditional "Christian" or "European" perspective, but also from a "Near Eastern" or "Islamic" point of view. Special emphasis is given to the role of the Crusades in the social and economic development of the medieval Mediterranean world. No prerequisites; a midterm test and a final "subjective" examination. (Ehrenkreutz)

440/Latin 435. Medieval Latin I, 500 900 A.D. Two years of college Latin or the equivalent. (4). (HU).

This course is designed for students who have not had any Medieval Latin. The prerequisite for the course is approximately two years of Classical Latin, though students who have had accelerated courses in Latin are certainly welcome to apply to the course. We will be accomplishing in this course a survey of the major literary events from roughly A.D. 500 until the end of the age of Charlemagne. The kinds of texts we will read will include some historiography, some saints' lives, certain representational poems from the court of Charlemagne, as well as emphasis on the development of monasticism in the West. While the course is primarily a reading course in Latin, and hence will pay some attention to the way in which Medieval Latin develops from Classical Latin, it is also very much a cultural course which is designed to show students the emerging concerns of the Early Middle Ages in the areas of religion, philosophy, thought, as well as literature. (Witke)


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