Spring 2022 - HIST 404 D100
Problems in Early Modern English History (4)
Class Number: 4590
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
1 778 782-8927
Prerequisites:45 units including nine units of lower division history. Recommended: HIST 315.
Examines select problems in the social, cultural, and political history of early modern England. Content may vary from offering to offering: see course outline for further information. HIST 404 may be repeated for credit only when a different topic is taught.
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I regret that as a result of the global pandemic, I am not able to teach this course in person on campus. Although we will have weekly synchronous meetings, this is less a traditional seminar, than a course in which I will instruct in the reading of palaeography and assist with the writing of a superior research paper based on original research. Our subject is the changing nature of religious belief in early modern England with a particular focus on the impact of religious change in the city of London during the middle decades of the sixteenth century. Each of you will write a research paper based upon a set of London parish accounts which you will transcribe from the original manuscripts.
History 315 is the recommended preparation into this course. Students without some knowledge of the early modern period (c. 1500-1700) should be prepared to do some additional reading. If you fall into this category, please contact me as soon as possible.
No prior knowledge of palaeography is required in order to succeed in this course.
If you are interested in this research seminar but are unable, due to your work commitments, to attend the synchronous meetings, kindly contact me to see if we can work out an arrangement.
- Informed participation 20%
- Palaeographical transcription 30%
- Research Paper (4000 words) 50%
Although there is a substantial amount of required reading, all of these are available through the library or uploaded to Canvas. A detailed syllabus will be available by the start of the semester.
Manuscript images will be supplied by instructor.
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