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 Fall 2024

Catalog Subject Faculty Level HASS Category
21H.130

The Ancient World: Greece

Lecture: MW 12-1, 3-133
Recitation 1: F 1-2, 66-154
Recitation 2: F 2-3, 66-154
Eric Driscoll
Introductory HASS-H CI-H
21H.133

The Medieval World

TR 9:30-11; 4-257
Eric J. Goldberg Introductory HASS-H
21H.143 21G.056

The “Making” of Modern Europe: 1789 – Present

MW 11-12:30, 56-191
Introductory HASS-H
21H.245 21G.086 17.57

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

TR 1-2:30, 4-253
Elizabeth A. Wood Intermediate HASS-S CI-H
21H.343 CC.120

Making Books in the Renaissance and Today

TR 3-4:30; 14N-112
Erica Zimmer Seminar HASS-A
21H.S01

Special Subject: The Dutch in the World, 1600-1950: From Small Republic to Empire (and Back!)

R 1-4, E51-385
Marjoleine Kars
Anne E. C. McCants
Graduate

Not Offered This Term

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

Introduction to Ancient and Medieval Studies

Introductory HASS-H CI-H
21H.132

The Ancient World: Rome

L01: MW 12-2; 4-231
R01: R; 56-191
R02: F 1-2; 56-180
William Broadhead Introductory HASS-H CI-H
21H.134 14.70

Medieval Economic History in Comparative Perspective

W EVE 7-10; 16-160
Anne E. C. McCants Introductory HASS-S CI-H
21H.141

Renaissance to Revolution: Europe, 1300-1800

offered infrequently; consult department
Staff Introductory HASS-H CI-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

Catherine Clark Introductory HASS-A CI-H
21H.237

The City of Athens in the Age of Pericles

TR 2:30-4, 66-160
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.240

The World of Charlemagne

Eric J. Goldberg Intermediate HASS-H CI-H
21H.241 21G.054

France and Haiti: Enlightenment, Slavery, and Revolution

TR 2:30-4, E51-285
Malick W. Ghachem 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

TR 11-12:30, 56-167
Elizabeth A. Wood Intermediate HASS-H
21H.247

Looking East/Looking West

Catherine Clark
Hiromu Nagahara
Intermediate HASS-H
21H.330

Ancient Empires: Persians and Greeks in Antiquity

Not Offered Regularly; Consult Department
Staff Seminar HASS-H
21H.331

Julius Caesar in the Fall of the Roman Republic

TR 2:30-4; 56-162
William Broadhead Seminar HASS-H
21H.333

Early Christianity

TR 2:30-4; E51-390
Eric J. Goldberg Seminar HASS-H
21H.336

The Making of a Roman Emperor

William Broadhead Seminar HASS-H
21H.381 WGS.222

Women and War

F 10-1, 2-103
Lerna Ekmekcioglu Seminar HASS-S
21H.S03

Special Subject: Circular Recovery Strategies of Wartime Ukraine: History and Urban Planning for a Ukrainian City

R 3-5; 16-628
Elizabeth A. Wood
Intermediate HASS-H