Fall 2019 - HUM 219 D100

The Early Middle Ages (3)

Class Number: 8668

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
    AQ 5007, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 5, 2019
    3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    WMC 3250, Burnaby

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

An examination of Eastern and Western Christendom from Late Antiquity to the 12th-Century Renaissance emphasizing religious, political, cultural, and social change. Students who have taken HIST 219 may not take this course for further credit. Breadth-Humanities. Equivalent Courses: HIST219 Breadth-Humanities.

COURSE DETAILS:




This course will survey European culture, history, and intellectual events between 312 (the Battle of the Milvian Bridge) and 1215 (Magna Carta and The Fourth Lateran Council). The cast of characters--Constantine, Clovis, Theodora, Charlemagne, Abelard, and Heloise--is rich, the institutions created--the papacy, monasticism, and university--important, and the events--Viking raids, the investiture controversy, and crusades--famous, but we shall attempt to probe beneath the surface glitter to uncover the shaping of a new society, the very creation of the Middle Ages.

Grading

  • First Text Analysis 10%
  • Second Text Analysis 15%
  • Third Text Analysis 15%
  • Fourth Text Analysis 15%
  • Attendance and Participation 15%
  • Final Examination 30%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Prokopios, The Secret History (Hackett)

Charlemagne's Courtier: the Complete Einhard (UTP)

The Letters of Abelard and Heloise (Penguin)

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