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

Fall 2004

HIS 304K • English Civilizatn Before 1603

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
37715 TTh
12:30 PM-2:00 PM
MEZ B0.306
KRUPPA

Course Description

History 304K is a lecture course which normally enrolls about 40 students. The course covers the history of Britain from Roman times to the death of Queen Elizabeth I. The second half of the course continues the survey to the present. One of the central themes of the first half of the course is the development of a sense of English nationality; a long process of invasion by many diverse peoples, the migrations of these peoples, and the blending of their languages and cultures to produce a nation which Shakespeare wrote of as “this happy breed of men,” who inhabited a ‘blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England.” The title of the course is “English Civilization,” and it is the hallmarks of civilization—cities, languages, laws, religion, and the arts—that we will study. Kings and Queens, of course; but as the list of readings below suggest, we will also read about Irish monks, rats, and fleas, and Elizabethan seadogs.

Grading Policy

Three exams: 2 one-hour exams and a final—all essay. (30%/30%/40%)

Texts

Robert and Roberts, HISTORY OF ENGLAND Georges Duby, WILLIAM MARSHAL, THE FLOWER OF CHIVALRY Phillip Ziegler, THE BLACK DEATH Garrett Mattingly, THE ARMADA

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