College of Arts and Sciences | Pagans and Christians in the Early Middle Ages
E104 | 7791 | Deliyannis


11:15 AM - 12:30 PM TR

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 student's
choice.