21H.238 The Vikings

Class Info

Explores the complex relationship of the Vikings with the medieval world. Investigates the complexity of the Viking expansion, not only in terms of raiding and conflict, but also as a process of diplomacy, settlement, assimilation, and colonization. Examines developments within Scandinavian society such as state formation, social structures, trade, shipbuilding, slavery, urban growth, and Christianization. Considers the methodological difficulties presented by the diverse and often contradictory historical sources for information about the Vikings, such as chronicles, archaeology, coin hoards, stone inscriptions, and sagas.

This class has no prerequisites.

21H.238 will be offered this semester (Spring 2017). It is instructed by E. Goldberg.

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

In the Spring 2014 Subject Evaluations, 21H.238 was rated 6.3 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the 21H.238 The Vikings site or on the 21H.238 Stellar site.

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