MST232H1: How to Be a Barbarian: Beard, Battles and Belief at the Dawn of the Middle Ages

Hours

24L

Barbarians have caught the modern popular imagination, and they appear to be much the same: hairy warriors who destroyed civilization. The late antique period (c.300–c.600) was a time of transition and the meetings of several cultures. This course examines the so-called barbarians who entered and soon came to rule the former Roman provinces of western Europe in this period. Our particular focus is the cultural, religious, artistic, and socio-economic aspects of barbarian peoples, and how these intersected with the civilization of Rome.

Distribution Requirements
Humanities
Breadth Requirements
Society and its Institutions (3)