The Medieval World
This course is an overview of the history and culture of medieval western Europe and the Middle East from approximately 500 CE to 1500 CE. Through the examination of primary and secondary sources, students will gain insight into the events and ideas that influenced the political, economic, religious, social, and cultural developments of the medieval world. By focusing attention on both western and eastern medieval civilizations, students will be introduced to a more global perspective of the Middle Ages in particular and of world history in general. Offered alternate fall terms.