A study of the history of Late Antique and Medieval European history from the re-making of the Roman empire under Diocletian and later Constantine to the High Renaissance. In this course we will study the relationship between the Christian church, society, and nation-states and their collective influence on modern Western history. We also will explore the ways in which medieval Europeans interacted with other civilizations, especially Byzantium and the Islamic States. We will engage directly with the primary sources and scholarship to more fully understand the period and the people who lived during it. May be taken as a 400 level thesis course with instructor approval. Course may not be repeated if already taken at the 300 level.A study of medieval and early modern history from the fall of Rome, the rise of the church and states, medieval society and education, and the continuing influence of this period on modern times.
- Instructor: Sheena Finnigan