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HST 224 – Medieval Holy Women

Credits: 3.00

Course Description: Topics examining themes in Medieval European history. May be repeated for credit with different content. Prerequisites: Twelve hours of History; minimum Junior standing.

Section Description: In the high Middle Ages women with reputations for holiness found ways to make their voices heard in Western Europe, as visionaries, authors, saints, and dissidents. This course will study a number of the most compelling and controversial of these women, starting with several towering German visionaries of the twelfth century, moving through the controversial beguine mystics of the thirteenth century, and considering several activist Italian women in Franciscan circles. Seminar members will write regular short papers based on weekly reading of primary sources (in English translation), and will produce a medium-length research paper at the end of the semester.

CRN: 14864

Section: A

Enrolled/Seats: 20/20

Days Time Location
T 16:35 - 19:35 WATERMAN BLDG 458

Instructor(s): Sean Linscott Field

Meeting Dates: 13 Jan 2020 - 01 May 2020