HIS 309K • Western Civ in Medieval Times
10:00 AM-11:00 AM
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.
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