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2017 Units of Study

HSTY2665 - Festivals and Faith

Semester 2, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Julie Ann Smith


A lively and accessible survey of late medieval popular beliefs and religious practices. Topics include devotional practices, mysticism, festivals, saints' cults, pilgrimage, and heretical movements. The unit locates religious practice in contexts such as medieval doctrine and liturgy, the development of affective piety, gender and the parish. Expressions of lay piety are to be found in a variety of primary sources including written texts, art works, and architecture, and students will have the opportunity of working with these remarkable resources.


1x1000wd tutorial paper (20%) and 1x2000wd essay (45%) and 1x1500wd exam (35%)


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


12 junior credit points of History, Ancient History or Asian Studies



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