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Jacqueline Jones, Chair 128 Inner Campus Dr., Stop B7000, GAR 1.104 Austin, TX 78712-1739 • 512-471-3261

Spring 2007

HIS 344J • Norman and Angevin England

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
39595
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Meisel

Course Description

This class covers the history of medieval England from 1066 to 1485. It is intended to provide students with an introduction to the political, social, religious, economic and constitutional history of England during this period. Topics that will receive special attention include: The impact of the Norman Conquest; The reforms of Henry I and Henry II; The Becket Controversy; Magna Carta and the Barons' Revolt; The origins of Parliament; The rise of urban England and the wool trade; The 100 Years' War; The Black Death; Religion and society in the post-plague world; the Wars of the Roses.

Grading Policy

Work for the course will include a map test (10% of grade), 2 in-class tests (25% of grade each), and a take-home final (40% of grade).

Texts

Readings will include a wide variety of primary sources, including medieval chronicles, letters, legal documents, treatises, and religious writings.

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