History | The Later Roman Empire
H605 | 27871 | Watts


A portion of the above class reserved for majors
Above class open to graduates only
Above class meets with HIST-H705

This course is designed to familiarize students with the later Roman
Empire (roughly 100-500 AD) as well as the social and religious
factors that helped both catalyze and control the dramatic changes
within the Empire.  It is assumed that students will be familiar
with the general outlines of later Roman history but, if students
feel inadequately grounded in this material, they are encouraged to
attend the lectures of C390.  In addition to this content, the
course will also introduce students to a range of different types of
sources available to historians of the later Roman world.  To this
end, the course will contain individual units examining later Roman
biographical literature, ecclesiastical history, urban archeology,
epigraphy, papyrology, and law.  All students will be expected to
give one research presentation and to prepare a final research paper.