Course: HIST 420. Getting Medieval: Europe From the Barbarian Kingdoms to the Black Death (3)
Wander through medieval kingdoms to deepen your understanding of knights and Crusades, chivalry and romance, faith and loyalty, violence and death. Encounter medieval thinkers, rulers, peasants, and pilgrims and learn about how they interpreted their expanding horizons from the early to later Middle Ages. Consider the nature of medieval beliefs; the ideal of devotion to a ruler, a lord, or a lady; and the obsession with suffering and sanctity. Better understand the marginalized voices of peasants, women, and heretics and how they threatened medieval social hierarchies.