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School of History

HST4107 – Europe 1000-1500: The Middle Ages and their Legacy

Medieval institutions, ideas and practices still greatly influence the shape of modern Europe. Europe's languages, rituals, religious beliefs, political institutions, urban infrastructure and universities are deeply marked by their medieval origins. This module offers an introduction to Europe's medieval past in its full diversity and complexity. It will introduce men and women, laypeople and priests, warriors, traders and farmers, offering learners information and insights into the continent’s formative past. Students will gain an insight into poorly-documented historical pasts, and will explore the techniques and approaches employed by medieval historians.

Module code: HST4107

Credits: 15
Semester: SEM 1

Module Convenor: Dr Eyal Poleg

Medieval institutions, ideas and practices still greatly influence the shape of modern Europe. Europe's languages, rituals, religious beliefs, political institutions, urban infrastructure and universities are deeply marked by their medieval origins. This module offers an introduction to Europe's medieval past in its full diversity and complexity. It will introduce men and women, laypeople and priests, warriors, traders and farmers, offering learners information and insights into the continent’s formative past. Students will gain an insight into poorly-documented historical pasts, and will explore the techniques and approaches employed by medieval historians.

Assessment: Essay (2,000 words) 50% and Take Home Exam 50%
Level: 4