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ENG395Y - Medieval London


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S. Federico

Course Long Title

Medieval London


Medieval London was dangerous and thrilling: amid its markets, brothels, and taverns, citizens and foreigners plied their trades while Parliament convened treason trials and authorized public executions, the king held court attended by the royal family and assorted minions, and the monks at Westminster Abbey took notes on daily life in the city. This course looks at medieval London through the texts composed by its contemporary writers and residents, including Chaucer, Gower, Langland, Lydgate, and Hoccleve (in Middle English). Students also examine legal records, chronicles, and parliamentary proceedings (in translation). No previous experience with Middle English is necessary.

Writing Credit


Departmental Course Attributes - Major/Minor Requirements

(English: Medieval), (English: Pre-1800)

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Class Restriction

Exclude First Years