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

Summer 2008

HIS f309K • Western Civ in Medieval Times

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Course Description

This course covers the history and culture of western Europe from the origins of the Christian church (1st century A.D.) to the end of the Hundred Years' War (mid-15th century). Major topics include: the early Christian centuries; the Roman collapse and the barbarian migrations; the emergence of tribal kingdoms; the Viking Age; from mini-Ice Age to Golden Age (the impact of climate and technology); daily life and popular culture; religious corruption and reform; the emergence of medieval states; the Black Death and the end of the medieval world. Lectures are designed to clarify important issues of the period and to provide additional concepts and information not provided by the assigned readings.


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