Units of Study

HSTY1025 - The Middle Ages

Semester 1, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Julie Ann Smith

Description

The Middle Ages were actually a beginning, the birth and early growth of Europe's influential civilisation, shaping social relations and institutions in ways that still resonate today. From key moments in the lives of medieval men and women, we explore the Christianisation of England; rise of Islam and its impact on the Mediterranean; Vikings, Normans and Crusade; evolution of feudal relations; growth of towns and universities; creation of epic, romance and chivalry; and the deadly threat of inquisition and plague.

Assessments

8x150wd tutorial exercises (25%), 1x1800wd essay (25%), tutorial participation (10%), 1x1500wd exam (40%)

Classes

2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

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