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.

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Offered Spring 2021

Catalog Subject Faculty Level HASS Category
21H.132

The Ancient World: Rome

Lecture: MW 12-1 VIRTUAL
Recitation 1: R 12-1, VIRTUAL
Recitation 2: F 1-2, VIRTUAL
William Broadhead Introductory HASS-H CI-H
21H.134 14.70

Medieval Economic History in Comparative Perspective

MW 9:30-11, VIRTUAL
Anne E. C. McCants Introductory HASS-S CI-H
21H.240

The World of Charlemagne

TR 9:30-11, VIRTUAL
Eric J. Goldberg Intermediate HASS-H CI-H
21H.241 21G.054

France: Enlightenment and Revolution

MW 9-10:30, VIRTUAL
Malick W. Ghachem Intermediate HASS-H
21H.245 21G.086 17.57

Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society: 1917 to the Present

MW 1-2:30; Virtual
Feruza Aripova Intermediate HASS-S CI-H
21H.330

Ancient Empires: Persians and Greeks in Antiquity

NEW SUBJECT!
TR 11-12:30, VIRTUAL
Alexander Forte Seminar HASS-H
21H.336

The Making of a Roman Emperor

TR 3:30-5, VIRTUAL
William Broadhead Seminar HASS-H
21H.343 CC.120

Making Books in the Renaissance and Today

TR 9:30-11, VIRTUAL
Erica Zimmer Seminar HASS-A

Not Offered This Term

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

Introduction to Ancient and Medieval Studies

Eric J. Goldberg
Stephanie Frampton
Introductory HASS-H CI-H
21H.130

The Ancient World: Greece

Alex Forte Introductory HASS-H CI-H
21H.133

The Medieval World

Eric J. Goldberg Introductory HASS-H
21H.141

Renaissance to Revolution: Europe, 1300-1800

Introductory HASS-H CI-H
21H.143 21G.056

The “Making” of Modern Europe: 1789 – Present

Catherine Clark Introductory HASS-H
21H.144 21G.087

Introduction to Russian Studies

Elizabeth A. Wood
Maria Khotimsky
Introductory HASS-H
21H.145 21G.049 4.674

French Photography

New subject!
Catherine Clark Introductory HASS-A CI-H
21H.237

The City of Athens in the Age of Pericles

Not offered regularly; consult department
William Broadhead Intermediate HASS-H
21H.238

The Vikings

Eric J. Goldberg Intermediate HASS-H
21H.239

The City of Rome in the Age of the Caesars

William Broadhead Intermediate HASS-H
21H.242 21G.322

Frenchness in and Era of Globalization

Not offered regularly; consult department
Catherine Clark Intermediate HASS-H
21H.244 21G.085

Imperial and Revolutionary Russia: Culture and Politics, 1700-1917

Elizabeth A. Wood Intermediate HASS-H
21H.331

Julius Caesar in the Fall of the Roman Republic

William Broadhead Seminar HASS-H
21H.333

Early Christianity

Not offered regularly; consult department
Eric J. Goldberg Seminar HASS-H
21H.381 WGS.222

Women and War

Lerna Ekmekçioğlu Seminar HASS-S
21H.382

Capitalism in the Age of Revolution

Malick W. Ghachem Seminar HASS-H