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 2023

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

Introduction to Ancient and Medieval Studies

TR 9:30-11, 1-246
Alexander Forte
Arthur Bahr
Introductory HASS-H CI-H
21H.132

The Ancient World: Rome

Lecture: MW 12-1, 4-159
Recitation 1: R 12-1, 4-159
Recitation 2: F 1-2, 56-167
William Broadhead Introductory HASS-H CI-H
21H.134 14.70

Medieval Economic History in Comparative Perspective

T EVE 7-10, 16-160
Anne E. C. McCants Introductory HASS-S CI-H
21H.330

Ancient Empires: Persians and Greeks in Antiquity

TR 11:30-1, 24-115
Alexander Forte Seminar HASS-H
21H.336

The Making of a Roman Emperor

TR 2:30-4, 56-180
William Broadhead Seminar HASS-H

Not Offered This Term

Catalog Subject Faculty Level HASS Category
21H.130

The Ancient World: Greece

Alexander Forte Introductory HASS-H CI-H
21H.230

Barbarians, Saints, and Emperors

Eric J. Goldberg Intermediate HASS-H
21H.237

The City of Athens in the Age of Pericles

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

TR 2:30-4, 66-156
William Broadhead Intermediate HASS-H
21H.240

The World of Charlemagne

MW 9:30-11, E51-385
Eric J. Goldberg Intermediate HASS-H CI-H
21H.331

Julius Caesar in the Fall of the Roman Republic

TR 3:30-5, 56-191
William Broadhead Seminar HASS-H
21H.333

Early Christianity

Not offered regularly; consult department
Eric J. Goldberg Seminar HASS-H