History and Art History
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

HIST 388: Topics in European History

HIST 388-004: Medieval England 1066-1350
(Fall 2017)

Robinson B208

Section Information for Fall 2017

This course considers the changing shape of society and politics in England from the Norman Conquest of 1066 to the opening phases of the Hundred Years’ War. Through a close reading of primary sources, our primary focus will be on the growth and development of the medieval kingdom of England and the place of this kingdom both within the British Isles and on the wider European stage. Topics to be considered include: the nature of medieval kingship in England, origins of parliament, the development of common law, English relations with Wales, Scotland and Ireland, change and continuity in medieval Christianity, and a careful consideration of the methods and sources by which modern historians study the medieval past. Requirements include three formal essays, a series of shorter less formal assignments, and participation in class discussion.

Topic Varies

View 5 Other Sections of this Course in this Semester »

Tags:

Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Study of historical topics or periods of special interest. Notes: Topics announced in advance. May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term.
Schedule Type: Lecture

The University Catalog is the authoritative source for information on courses. The Schedule of Classes is the authoritative source for information on classes scheduled for this semester. See the Schedule for the most up-to-date information and see Patriot web to register for classes.

Print Friendly and PDF