Course Description: Topics examining European history. Representative topics: Capetian France; World War I in Europe; Twentieth-century Europe. May be repeated for credit with different content. Prerequisite: Three hours of History.
Section Description: Across the dynamic twelfth century the nature of power and culture developed rapidly in the kingdom of France. From crusades to cathedral schools, from Arthurian romance to the love letters of Abelard and Heloise, from Eleanor of Aquitaine to Philip Augustus, medieval culture was at its most inventive in this century, with Paris and France at its heart. This course will trace developments on four levels: royal power, intellectual institutions, romance literature, and aristocratic culture. We will pursue these themes largely by reading and analyzing primary sources, and by writing a series of short and medium-length papers.
|TR||11:40 - 12:55||LAFAYETTE HALL L210|
Instructor(s): Sean Linscott Field
Meeting Dates: 13 Jan 2020 - 01 May 2020