Units of Study

MDST2615 - Intellectual History of the Middle Ages

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Vrasidas Karalis


This unit explores the foundations of the medieval mind in the Byzantine, Western European and Islamic worlds. It starts with the establishment of Constantinople and the fall of Rome (410 AD) and ends with the creation of independent academies in the Italian city-states during the fifteenth century. It examines the educational structure of the medieval empires through school and monasteries, the establishment of universities and the revival of learning in the twelfth century.


1x2500wd essay (40%), 1x2500wd essay (40%), 1x1000wd class presentation (20%)


1x2-hr seminar/week


18 junior credit points from Table A, of which 12 credit points are from one subject area


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