MST231H1: On the Move in Mediaeval Eurasia

Hours

24L

In this age of constant global travel, it is easy both to forget how much more complicated travel was in earlier periods, and to assume that there was very little of it. In the Mediaeval world, people travelled for work as traders, craftsmen and warriors; they travelled for their spirit as pilgrims; they travelled as migrants and refugees. This course will introduce students to the variety of people on the move in Mediaeval Eurasia, their motives, and the means they used to travel.

Distribution Requirements
Humanities
Breadth Requirements
Creative and Cultural Representations (1)