21H.238 The Vikings
Explores the complex relationship of the Vikings with the medieval world. Investigates the dynamics of 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 (Fall 2019). It is instructed by E. Goldberg.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS H.
You can find more information at the History (Course 21H) < MIT site.
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