Units of Study

HSTY2665 - Festivals and Faith

Semester 2, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Julie Ann Smith

Description

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.

Assessments

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

Classes

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

Prerequisites

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

Prohibitions

HSTY2065

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