The Medieval World

Not offered regularly; consult department

Investigates the dynamic history of Europe and the wider world between the late Roman empire and voyages of discovery. Examines the rise of Christianity, the cult of the saints, and monasticism; the decline of the Roman empire, the barbarian invasions, and the foundation of post-Roman kingdoms; the meteoric rise of Islam; the formation of the Carolingian, Byzantine, and Islamic empires; the Vikings and Mongols; castles, knights, and crusades; religious thinkers, reformers, and heretics; changes in art, architecture, and literature; the Black Death and the fall of Constantinople; the Italian Renaissance and the voyages of discovery.

Related Subjects

Offered Spring 2022

Catalog Subject Faculty Level HASS Category
21H.132

The Ancient World: Rome

Lecture: MW 12-1, 4-159
Recitation 1: R 12-1, 4-257
Recitation 2: F 1-2, 56-169
William Broadhead Introductory HASS-H CI-H
21H.240

The World of Charlemagne

MW 9:30-11, E51-385
Eric J. Goldberg Intermediate HASS-H CI-H
21H.330

Ancient Empires: Persians and Greeks in Antiquity

TR 9:30-11, 56-191
Alexander Forte Seminar HASS-H
21H.331

Julius Caesar in the Fall of the Roman Republic

TR 3:30-5, 56-191
William Broadhead Seminar HASS-H

Not Offered This Term