College Of Arts and Sciences | Christians and Pagans in the Middle Ages
E104 | 0099 | Deliyannis, D.
This lecture course, which includes discussion sections, will explore
the gradual conversion of the peoples of Europe from various
different religions (forms of "paganism") to Christianity between the
first and the fourteenth centuries. We will look at the different
ways that Christianity was spread, and the different reasons that
groups decided to adopt it. The focus of the course will be a
critical examination of the primary sources (including material
remains) that tell us about the pre-Christian religions of Europe,
the conversion of each group, and the impact of Christianity. The
course will require weekly readings in primary sources, participation
in discussion sections, a midterm and final, and a research paper
exploring in depth a subject of the students choosing.