54:260 The High and Late Middle Ages [Schira]

Prerequisite: Nil.
This course examines the European Middle Ages from the Gregorian Reformation (1076) to the end of the Great Schism (1418).
The Primary goal of the course is to examine the profound economic, social, intellectual and spiritual changes which occurred in Western Europe during the period. A number of themes will be explored. They will include: the Crusades, Christian kingship, papal monarchy, heresy, mendicancy, the acceleration of commercial activity and town life, social order, pandemics and disease, national identity.

Credit cannot be held for both this course and 54:252.

3 lecture hours per week, one term.

Instructor: Rainer Schira