54:264 Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages [Schira]

Cannot be held with: 54:252.

This course covers the period between the sack of Rome and the Georgian Reformation (410-1076 CE). Special attention will be given to the cultural, social and institutional features of Western Europe, including the origins and rise of the Christian Church, monasticism, barbarian kingdoms as well as the development of the papacy, feudalism and the agarian economy. We will also examine the impact of neighbouring civilizations such as Byzantium and Islam on the making of Europe.

3 lecture hours per week, one term

Transfer Equivalents: Look up 54:264 in the BU Course Transfer Database.

Instructor: Rainer Schira