Aug 08, 2022
HIS 240 - Medieval History 3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods
A survey of the medieval period of Western Civilization from A.D. 410-1453. Includes an examination of the major political, military, social, economic, religious, artistic, and intellectual events of the Middle Ages.
Course Learning Outcomes
- Explain the decline of the Roman Empire and the rise of barbarian states in the West.
- Describe the rise of Charlemagne and Carolingian civilization.
- Describe the Viking, Hungarian, and Saracen invasions of the Middle Ages.
- Describe the historical development of medieval villages, towns and cities.
- Explain the role and characteristics of the Church in the Middle Ages.
- Describe the Crusades and the impact of the Crusades on world history.
- Discuss intellectual and artistic life during the Middle Ages.
- Describe the Hundred Years’ War, and the advent of the Black Death.
- Describe the end of the Middle Ages, and the rise of the Renaissance.
- The decline of the Roman Empire
- Barbarian attack
- Fall of Rome in A.D. 410
- Survival of the Byzantine Empire in the east
- Rise of barbarian states in the West
- Spread of Christianity and the conversion of barbarian kings
- Charlemagne and Carolingian civilization
- Frankish origins
- Clovis and the Merovingians
- The Carolingian Dynasty
- Viking, Hungarian and Saracen invasions of the Middle Ages
- Medieval villages, towns and cities
- The manor system
- The legal system and feudalism
- The Church in the Middle Ages
- Church structure
- The papacy
- Religious orders
- The medieval religious experience
- Reform movements
- The Crusades
- William the Conqueror’s Crusade in England 1066
- Crusades in the Middle East
- The Albigensian Crusade
- Crusades in Eastern Europe
- Crusader Orders
- Intellectual and artistic life during the Middle Ages
- Intellectual life
- Medieval philosophy
- The rise of medieval universities
- Medieval literature
- Artistic life in the Middle Ages
- The Hundred Years’ War and the Black Death
- Caffa and the origins of the Black Death
- Joan of Arc
- The end of the Middle Ages, and the rise of the Renaissance in Europe
- Fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks
- Italian origins of the Renaissance
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