Medieval Worlds

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Course Number



M. Tizzoni

Course Long Title

Medieval Worlds

Cross Listed Courses


Far from being an "enormous hiccup" in human progress, the medieval centuries (ca. 350-1350) marked the full emergence of Islamic, Byzantine, and West European civilizations. These powerful medieval cultures shape our present. The central theme of this introductory survey course is the genesis and development of a distinct Western European medieval civilization including its social, economic, political, and cultural aspects. Important topics include the devolution of the Roman Empire; the Christianization of the West; the origins of the Byzantine world; the rise of Islam; and the history of medieval women.

Modes of Inquiry

Analysis and Critique [AC], Historical and Social Inquiry [HS]

Writing Credit

No writing credit

Departmental Course Attributes - Major/Minor Requirements

(History: European), (History: Premodern)

INDS Program Relationship

IDCM - CMS Program

GEC This Course Belongs To


Offering Frequency

Normally offered every year