HIS 221 Medieval Europe, 400-1400
The history of Europe from ca. 400 to ca. 1400, focusing on Latin Christendom. The course traces the creation of the medieval synthesis out of elements of late Roman and Germanic societies and the dissolution of that synthesis in the troubles of the 14th century. Emphasis is on examining economic, institutional, and social structures and the historical context of medieval cultural production through examination of primary sources. This course is offered in alternate fall semesters.