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

Spring 2004

HIS 309K • Western Civ in Medieval Times

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
35505 MWF
10:00 AM-11:00 AM
UTC 3.112
NEWMAN

Course Description

This course is an expanded version of “Western Civilization in Medieval Times,” covering not just medieval Europe but the history of peoples in the “West” from the advent of writing to around 1500. It will especially focus on the interaction between cultures – Egyptian, Greek, Persian, Roman, Byzantine, Islamic, and European – and will explore intellectual, religious, cultural, and social themes as well as political developments. Students will read a textbook as well as documents produced by the people we are studying.

Texts

Tentative Readings will include: Lynn Hunt, et al., THE MAKING OF THE WEST, Volume A: To 1500 Augustine of Hippo, CONFESSIONS Chronicles of the Crusades Machiavelli, THE PRINCE

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