HIS 350L • Heresy and the Inquisition-W
9:30 AM-11:00 AM
This course explores the emergence of Christian dissent in medieval Europe and the development of ecclesiastical institutions that sought to control and suppress this dissent. It focusses on the eleventh through fourteenth centuries and looks at the relation between religious dissent and the social changes of the period -- especially the rise of a money economy, the growth of towns, the development of strong political institutions, and changes in the status of women. it also examines the rise of religious intolerance and the creation of the institution we now know as the Inquisition. Students will write a research paper on a topic of their choosing.
2 document analyses (2-3 pages each) -- 5% each paper proposal (3-5 pages) 10% rough draft (15 pages) 20% final paper (15 pages) 40% class participation 20%
RW Southern THE MAKING OF THE MIDDLE AGES RI Moore THE ORIGINS OF EUROPEAN DISSENT Wakefield and Evans, HERESIES OF THE HIGH MIDDLE AGES E. LeRoy Ladurie MONTAILLOU E. Peters, INQUISITION