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

Spring 2008

HIS 350L • Medieval Points of View-W

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Course Description

This class will examine many of the ways in which medieval people understood their world, their faith, themselves, and their fellow men.

Grading Policy

Class participation 20% 20-page seminar paper (first draft) 20% 20-page seminar paper (final draft) 50% 10+ page set of evaluations other students' papers in the class 10%


Readings will range from the early Middle Ages (Gregory of Tours and Bede) to the 14th and 15th centuries (Margery Kempe and the Pastons). Other authors will include Jocelin of Brakelond (monastic life), Galbert of Bruges (urban life and strife), Robert of Clari (a soldier's life), Matthew Paris (political and Church affairs), and two friars who were missionaries to the Mongols.


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