HIS329H1: Central Middle Ages (900-1200)

Hours

24L

A chronological survey from 900, with the foundation of Cluny by the Duke of Aquitaine, the last waves of Vikings, and the decline and end of the Carolingian Empire, up to 1200, with the Battle of Bouvines, the more formal organization of the first universities and the construction of the Gothic cathedrals. The main question will be: what happens when there is no real central power? Why did the term “Feudalism,” now nicknamed the F word by medievalists, was judged inappropriate to describe the situation?

Prerequisite
9.0 credits including 1.0 HIS credit excluding HIS262H1
Distribution Requirements
Humanities
Breadth Requirements
Society and its Institutions (3)
Mode of Delivery
In Class