21H.133 The Medieval World: CE 200-1500

Class Info

Investigates the dynamic history of Europe and its relations with 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.

This class has no prerequisites.

21H.133 will be offered this semester (Spring 2018). It is instructed by E. Goldberg.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS H.

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