The World of Charlemagne

Investigates the world of the first medieval emperor, Charles the Great, or Charlemagne (768-814). Focuses on how Charlemagne and his dynasty, the Carolingians (ruled 751-888), forged a vast empire out of the diverse peoples and territories of Europe – not only through conquests and military might, but through Christianity and the Church, education and literacy, government and law, art and architecture, and a fundamental reorganization of the economy and society. Considers the enduring contributions of Charlemagne and his family to the formation of Europe as well as the shortcomings and failures of their empire.

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Offered Fall 2021

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

Introduction to Ancient and Medieval Studies

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Stephanie Frampton
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The Ancient World: Greece

Lecture: TR 12-1, 2-105
Recitation 1: F 12-1, 66-160
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Medieval Economic History in Comparative Perspective

MW 11-12:30, 16-160
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The City of Athens in the Age of Pericles

TR 2:30-4, 56-162
William Broadhead Intermediate HASS-H
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The Vikings

MW 2-3:30, E51-385
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Not Offered This Term