The Middle Ages (HSTY1025)

UNIT OF STUDY

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.

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

Assessment

1x750wd source analysis (15%), 1x250wd essay outline (5%), 1x2000wd essay (40%), 1x1.5hr exam (30%) and tutorial participation (10%)

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