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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 344G • 12th-Century Renaissance: 1050-1200

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Course Description

The "long" twelfth century (c. 1050-1215) represents one of the most dynamic, creative, and expansive periods of European history. Some historians have even gone so far as to claim this twelfth-century was the period that gave birth to Europe as an idea and as a place. This course will cover many of the aspects of this cultural flowering, including economic and social changes, political growth and expansion, religious changes, intellectual transformations, and new artistic and literary developments. It will also address the darker aspects of this period - Crusades, heresy, religious intolerance, town riots and mob violence.

Grading Policy

2 short (approx. 3 pp) papers 20% (10% each) 2 Midterm Exams 40% (20% each) 1 Final Paper 30% Class Participation 10%


Reading (most still to be decided): Optional Text 4 Monograph Texts Additional supplementary readings (available via Blackboard)


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