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Rome after Rome: The Byzantine Middle Ages from the end of Antiquity to the Crusades HIST 349 (4)

The history of the Medieval Romans and their polity surveys the “other” Middle Ages. The course familiarizes students with the social, political, economic, and cultural history of Byzantium from the rise of the Caliphate in the seventh century to the Carolingians, the Crusades, the emergence of the Italian maritime republics and the ascent of the Seljuk Turks. Prerequisite: 45 units, including six units of lower division history. Students with credit for HIST/HS 308, HS/HIST 317, HUM 349 or HS 349 may not take this course for further credit. Breadth-Humanities.