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COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES
HISTORY
ANCIENT & MEDIEVAL HISTORY

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HSTAM 111 The Ancient World (5) I&S
Origins of Western civilization to the fall of Rome.
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HSTAM 112 The Medieval World (5) I&S
Political, economic, social, and intellectual history of the Middle Ages. Cannot be taken for credit toward a history major if HSTAM 331 or 332 or 333 previously taken.
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HSTAM 203 Introduction to the Middle Ages: Medieval People (5) I&S
Introduction to the Western Middle Ages through a study of social roles and statuses as seen through documents and imaginative literature. The groups studied are rulers, aristocracy, peasants, townspeople, clergy, outcasts, and outsiders.
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HSTAM 205 Military History of the Ancient World (5) I&S
Military history from prehistoric times to the fall of the Roman Empire, with special emphasis on the Greco-Roman period and the campaigns of Alexander the Great, Hannibal, Scipio Africanus, and Julius Caesar.
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HSTAM 235 Myths and Mysteries of the Middle Ages (5) I&S
Introduces the basics of the historian's craft by focusing on some enduring mysteries of the European middle agers, including bog bodies, druids, King Arthur, Robin Hood, the Templars, the Holy Grail, the Shroud of Turin, and Joan of Arc.
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HSTAM 276 Celtic Civilizations of the European Middle Ages (5) I&S
Introduction to the history and pseudo-history of medieval Ireland, Wales, Scotland, and Gaul. Topics include "Celtic" religion, mythology, social institutions, nationalism, and the relationship between history and myth. Particular attention to how historians "do" history in the absence of straightforward historical sources.
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HSTAM 290 Topics in Ancient/Medieval History (5, max. 10) I&S
Examines special topics in ancient/medieval history.
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HSTAM 302 Ancient Roman History (5) I&S
Political, social, economic, and cultural development of Rome from the beginnings in the eighth century BC to the beginning of the Middle Ages.
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HSTAM 312 The Roman Republic (5) I&S
Political, social, economic, and cultural history, with emphasis on the development of the constitution and territorial expansions.
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HSTAM 313 The Roman Empire (5) I&S
Political, social, and cultural history, with special emphasis on the period of Cicero and Caesar.
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HSTAM 314 The World of Late Antiquity (5) I&S
Examines the transformation of the ancient world from the third-century crisis of the Roman Empire to the rise of Islamic civilization. Explores the manifold political, cultural, and social changes that transformed Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Near East between the third and the eighth centuries CE.
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HSTAM 315 The Byzantine Empire (5) I&S
Political, social, economic, and cultural history of the eastern Roman Empire from the fourth to fifteenth centuries.
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HSTAM 320 Reacting to the Past: Religion and Politics in the European Middle Ages (5) I&S
Role-playing based class focusing on religion and politics in the middle ages. Students take on identities and pursue game-structured strategies centered on key historical moments such as the struggle between church and state and mission and trial of Joan of Arc. Offered: W.
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HSTAM 325 Empires in Ancient Iran (5) I&S
Explores the history of ancient and early medieval Iran, from the teachings of the prophet Zoroaster to the Islamic conquest of the Sasanian Empire. Focuses on the two dominant imperial phases of pre-Islamic Iranian history: the Achaemenid Empire created by Kings Cyrus and Darius, and the Sasanian Empire.
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HSTAM 330 The Age of Augustus (5) VLPA/I&S Gowing
Detailed study of the history and culture of the reign of Augustus, the first Roman emperor (31 BC-AD 14). Includes readings in Augustan authors such as Vergil, Ovid, and Horace as well as the study of Augustan art and architecture. Offered: jointly with CLAS 330.
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HSTAM 331 Early Middle Ages (5) I&S
The Dark Ages, feudalism, emergence of the medieval order of civilization, and the development of Romanesque culture.
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HSTAM 332 Central Middle Ages (5) I&S
Europe in the central Middle Ages: culture of cathedrals and universities, formation of national states, development of urban society.
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HSTAM 333 Late Middle Ages (5) I&S
Disintegration of the medieval order under the impact of the national state, the secularization of society, and the decline of the church. Movements of reform and revolution. The culture of late gothic Europe.
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HSTAM 340 Medieval Women (5) I&S
The experiences of women in medieval society: public and private power, changing concepts of family and the domestic sphere, ideal and reality in courtly love, women in religious life, women in the workplace, the querelle des femmes and the beginnings of "feminist" thought.
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HSTAM 360 Medieval Christianity (5) I&S
Development of Christianity in the medieval west circa 400 to 1500. Emphasis on the forms of religious life: monasticism, the papacy, friars, hermits, mystics, and reformers; and on the emergence of new modes of piety, both lay and clerical.
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HSTAM 365 Medieval England, 1042-1485 (5) I&S
Upper level survey of English history from the Norman conquest until 1485. Emphasis on political, social, and economic history, with special attention to the peculiarities of English development as these had emerged by 1485.
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HSTAM 367 Medieval Jewish History (5) I&S
Social and intellectual history of the Jews in western Europe to the fifteenth century. Jews under Islam and Christianity; the church and the Jews; the Crusades and their legacy; intellectual achievements; conflict and cooperation. Offered: jointly with JSIS C 367.
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HSTAM 370 The Vikings (5) VLPA/I&S
Vikings at home in Scandinavia and abroad, with particular emphasis on their activities as revealed in archaeological finds and in historical and literary sources. Offered: jointly with SCAND 370.
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HSTAM 401 Early Greece (5) I&S
Bronze and Dark Age Greece: realities of the heroic age of ancient Greece.
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HSTAM 402 Classical Greece (5) I&S
The classical civilization of ancient Greece, with special emphasis on the legacy of Greece to Western civilization.
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HSTAM 403 Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic Age (5) I&S
Rise of Macedonia, conquest of Near East by Alexander, and division into lesser kingdoms after Alexander's death. Special emphasis on fusion of cultures and change from city-state to world-state.
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HSTAM 413 History of Roman Slavery (5) I&S
Selected topics in the history of slavery at Rome (c. 55 BCE-200CE): the emergence of large-scale slave system; the slave's status as property, the practices of slaveholders and their visions of slaves; the life of slaves; and slave resistance and rebellion. Offered: W.
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HSTAM 443 Medieval Russia: 850-1700 (5) I&S
Development of Russia from earliest times to the reign of Peter the Great. Offered: jointly with JSIS A 443.
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HSTAM 490 Topics in Ancient/Medieval History (5, max. 10) I&S
Examines special topics in ancient/medieval history.
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HSTAM 501 Greek History Field Course (3-6, max. 6)
Examines various topics and themes in Greek history. Content varies.
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HSTAM 505 Ancient Greece and Rome: Writings and Interpretations (3-6, max. 6)
Study of historians, development of historical study as a distinct pursuit, focus of attention in historical scholarship in the ancient world and comparison with modern interpretation of antiquity.
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HSTAM 506 Medieval Europe: Writings and Interpretations (3-6, max. 6)
Study of historians, schools of history, and interpretations of medieval European history.
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HSTAM 511 Roman History Field Course (3-6, max. 6)
Examines various topics and themes in Roman history. Content varies.
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HSTAM 512 Seminar in Ancient History ([3-6]-, max. 12)
Detailed study of special topics in ancient history.
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HSTAM 513 Seminar in Ancient History (-[3-6], max. 12)
Detailed study of special topics in ancient history.
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HSTAM 518 Topics in Late Antiquity (3-6, max. 18)
Examines various topics in the transformation of the ancient world from the third-century crisis of the Roman Empire to the rise of Islamic civilization. Serves as the field course for masters and Ph.D. students.
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HSTAM 530 Early Middle Ages (3-6, max. 6)
Field course. Survey of early European history through the times of tribal migrations and invasions from Asia. Problems and methods of research.
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HSTAM 531 Medieval European History (3-6, max. 6)
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HSTAM 532 Medieval European Seminar (3-6, max. 12)
Prerequisite: reading knowledge of Latin.
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HSTAM 533 Medieval European Seminar (3-6, max. 12)
Prerequisite: reading knowledge of Latin.
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HSTAM 534 Medieval European Seminar (3-6, max. 12)
Prerequisite: reading knowledge of Latin.
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HSTAM 535 Later Medieval Europe (3-6, max. 6)
Field course. Surveys European history from ca. 1250 to 1500, with particular attention to historiography.
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HSTAM 536 Topics in Early Medieval History (3-6, max. 12)
Graduate level study of specific topics in early medieval history. Topics vary from quarter to quarter; for information, please see instructor.
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HSTAM 590 Topics in Ancient and Medieval History (5, max. 15)
Seminar on selected topics in ancient and medieval history, with special emphasis on preparation for field examinations. Topics vary according to interests of students and instructor.
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HSTAM 591 Advanced Medieval and Renaissance Seminar (3-6, max. 12)
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HSTAM 592 Advanced Medieval and Renaissance Seminar (3-6, max. 12)
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HSTAM 593 Advanced Medieval and Renaissance Seminar (3-6, max. 12)
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