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Early Modernities Beyond the Medieval WL 401 (4)

In regions the world over, classical civilizations covering large territories separated over time into more locally defined cultures. This course examines the transitions from cosmopolitan literatures characterized by lingua francas (e.g. Latin, Sanskrit) to popular, vernacular literatures and cultures from the 8th century CE to 1500. Prerequisite: 60 units including two 300-level courses in World Literature, English, and/or Humanities.