History | Essential Readings in Early Medieval History
H610 | 15577 | Deliyannis

A portion of the above class reserved for majors
Above class open to graduates only

This course is intended to familiarize students with key issues and
scholarly debates in the history of the early Middle Ages in western
Europe (for the purposes of this class AD 400-1000).  We will
discuss topics such as (but not restricted to) the "Fall of Rome",
ethnicity, urbanism, Christianization, literacy, gender roles, and
the origins of "feudalism", and we will consider both textual and
material sources of evidence for these topics.  Students will be
expected to participate actively in class discussions every week.
Each student will write a book review, which will be presented in
class, and will produce a bibliographic essay on the topic of the
student's choice, which will also be presented in one of the last
class meetings.