Translations*

21H.306 The Emergence of Europe: 500-1300

As taught in: Fall 2003

A pastoral church againt a bright blue sky.

Image of Lom Stave Church (circa 1210) in Gudbrandsdalen, Norway. (Image by Professor Anne McCants).

Level:

Undergraduate

Instructors:

Prof. Anne McCants

Course Features

Course Description

This course surveys the social, cultural, and political development of western Europe between 500 and 1350. A number of topics are incorporated into the broad chronological sweep of the course, including: the Germanic conquest of the ancient Mediterranean world; the rise of a distinct northern culture and the Carolingian Renaissance; the emergence of feudalism and the breakdown of political order; contact with the Byzantine and Islamic East and the Crusading movement; the quality of religious life; the vitality of the high medieval economy and culture; and the catastrophes of the fourteenth century.


*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.