Mediterranean World in High Middle Ages (HSTY2618)


This unit examines aspects of the history of the Mediterranean world from the eleventh through the fourteenth century. Topics may include 'culture clashes' between Christianity and Islam, the Crusades and European expansion, the decline of Byzantium and the rise of the Latin West, and selected other cultural, social and political developments in Europe and neighbouring regions.

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2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week


1x1000wd tutorial paper (20%), 1x250wd research bibliography (5%), 1x250wd essay outline (5%), 1x2000wd essay (40%), 1x1hr exam (20%) and tutorial participation (10%)

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

12 credit points of History or Ancient History



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