Lizabeth J Johnson
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.
This course is an introduction to the history and civilization of Europe from the late Roman period to the middle of the seventeenth century. It will emphasize the political, religious, and social developments of this period. The focus of the course will be on three main themes: the developing relationship between religion and politics, the development of governmental systems in Europe, in particular constitutionally limited government, and the changing social status of women. In addition to acquiring an understanding of the history of Europe in the middle ages, students will learn how to analyze the evidence provided by primary sources, how to construct historical arguments, and how to evaluate the historical arguments of others.
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