HIS 309K • WESTERN CIV IN MEDIEVAL TIMES
This course focuses on the evolution of the western world in the period between the decline of the Roman Empire and the emergence of the Modern Age around 1500. We will concentrate especially on the interaction between cultures - Roman, Byzantine, Islamic, and European and explore a wide variety of political, social, cultural, religious, and intellectual developments to help us construct the story of development of our western traditions.
Midterm I Exam - 30% Midterm II Exam 30% Final Exam 30% Class Participation 10%
Peters, Edward. Europe and the Middle Ages St. Augustine, The Confessions. Abelard, Peter, The Letters of Abelard and Heloise. Ziegler, Philip. The Black Death. Other readings for this course will be available via this section's Blackboard Site or the Internet.