Spring 2019 - HUM 219 D100
The Early Middle Ages (3)
Class Number: 5738
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Mo 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Apr 15, 2019
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
AQ 5016, Burnaby
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.
The period formerly known as “the Dark Ages” (c. 400-c. 1000) saw the emergence, on territories once encompassed by the Roman empire, of three civilisations (Latin Christendom, Byzantium, and Islam) whose mutual estrangements continue to shape the politics and culture of the world we live in. Other defining institutions of our world (universities, parliaments, the banking system) trace their origins to the succeeding centuries, still known as the “High Middle Ages,” which produced the artistic splendours of the twelfth-century renaissance and the moral squalor of the Crusades.
HUM 219 students will examine these turbulent and formative periods, paying special attention to cultural developments, social change, and the origins of European nationalities.
- First paper 10%
- Midterm 20%
- Final exam 25%
- Research paper proposal 5%
- Research paper 20%
- Attendance, participation and quizzes 20%
Chris Wickham, The Inheritance of Rome: A History of Europe from 400 to 1000 (Penguin 2010)
The Song of Roland, trans. Glyn Burgess (Penguin Classics 1990)
Further materials will be posted to Canvas or placed on reserve in the Bennett Library.
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