54:378 The Viking World [Winter]

Prerequisite: 6 credit hours in History or permission of Instructor.
This course will examine Viking history and culture between ca. 600 and 1100 CE. In the first half of the course, we will explore topics such as early settlement patterns, commercial expansion, and modes of religious expression, We will also discuss the expansionist period between ca 750 and 1100 CE. Later topics include the Christianization of Nordic society and the Vikings’ absorption into the mainstream of medieval European civilization.
3 lecture hours per week, one term.

Instructor: David Winter