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HST 301 - Europe in Late Antiq. 410-1066
This course is a survey of European history from the fall of Rome to the beginning of the Norman Conquest of Britain. Topics to be covered include conditions in Europe throughout Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages; the nature and spread of the Germanic tribes - Goths, Vandals, Franks, Huns, and others - and a critical look at labels like "Barbarians" and "Dark Ages"; the rise of Western monasticism; the Iconoclastic Controversy and early Christological disputes; the Merovingians and Carolingians; Clovis and Charlemagne; the eastern and western empires; the clashing authorities of popes and kings; and the ecclesiastical schism of 1054. Primary works to guide the discussion include the writings of Tacitus, St. Augustine's City of God, Boethius' Consolation of Philosophy, the writings of John Scotus Eriugena, St. Gregory of Tours' History of the Franks, the Rule of St. Benedict, the mystical writings of Dionysius the Areopagite (Pseudo-Dionysius), Pope Gregory the Great's Pastoral Care, Venerable Bede's Ecclesiastical History, and more.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Tutorial

Humanities Department

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