21H.240 The World of Charlemagne


Class Info

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.

This class has no prerequisites.

21H.240 will be offered this semester (Spring 2018). It is instructed by E. Goldberg.

Lecture occurs 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Mondays in E51-285.

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

You can find more information at the History (Course 21H) < MIT site or on the 21H.240 Stellar site.

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