Barbarians, Saints, and Emperors

Explores the late Roman Empire and its transformations during Late Antiquity (c.300-c.700). Questions the traditional decline and fall narrative of the period, which argues that Christianity and barbarians destroyed classical civilization and ushered in the Dark Ages. Explores such topics as Romans and barbarians, paganism and Christianity, politics and war, Rome and Constantinople, and bishops and saints. Discusses the influence of such characters as Constantine the Great, St. Augustine, Attila the Hun, and the prophet Mohammed.

Related Subjects

Offered Fall 2021

Catalog Subject Faculty Level HASS Category
21H.007 21L.014

Introduction to Ancient and Medieval Studies

TR 9:30-11, E51-390
Eric J. Goldberg
Stephanie Frampton
Introductory HASS-H CI-H
21H.130

The Ancient World: Greece

Lecture: TR 12-1, 2-105
Recitation 1: F 12-1, 66-160
Recitation 2: F 2-3, 66-160
Alexander Forte Introductory HASS-H CI-H
21H.134 14.70

Medieval Economic History in Comparative Perspective

MW 11-12:30, 16-160
Anne E. C. McCants Introductory HASS-S CI-H
21H.143 21G.056

The “Making” of Modern Europe: 1789 – Present

MW 1-2:30, 4-261
Alexandra Steinlight Introductory HASS-H
21H.237

The City of Athens in the Age of Pericles

TR 2:30-4, 56-162
William Broadhead Intermediate HASS-H
21H.238

The Vikings

MW 2-3:30, E51-385
Eric J. Goldberg Intermediate HASS-H
21H.343 CC.120

Making Books in the Renaissance and Today

MW EVE 7-8:30, 66-148
Erica Zimmer Seminar HASS-A
21H.381 WGS.222

Women and War

T 12:30-3:30, 2-103
Lerna Ekmekçioğlu Seminar HASS-S

Not Offered This Term