Robin C Stacey
The Dark Ages, feudalism, emergence of the medieval order of civilization, and the development of Romanesque culture.
A study of developments in western Europe from c. 150-1000 C.E. Principal themes include: kingship, conversion and missionary activity, the emergence of politcal identities, relations between church and state, Rome and the medieval world.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
No prerequisites, but a 100 or 200 level course in medieval history is strongly recommended.
Class assignments and grading
2 papers: one a 2-4 page primary source exercise, and the second a 5-7 page primary source interpretative essay on a topic related to the class. 2 exams: midterm and final. Significant emphasis placed on learning to read and interpret primary sources and to present interpretations in the form of cogently argued historical essays.