2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog/Handbook 
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HIST 0327 - European Dark Ages, 300-1000 A.D.

Credits: 3

The course examines the emergence of Western Civilization out of the ruins of the Western Roman Empire. Although intimately connected to the Greco-Roman civilization of the Mediterranean, this new civilization also drew its strength from the Judeo-Christian tradition and from the culture of the Germanic peoples. The course explores how these three cultural threads were interwoven in the tumultuous centuries known collectively as the Dark Ages to form the basis of Western Civilization. Topics include: the Late Roman Empire, Roman interaction with pre immigration Germania, the Germanic world view, Charlemagne’s restoration of empire, Europe’s relationship with the Islamic World, the impact of the Viking Age, and the origins of the medieval economic and social system known as feudalism.

Prerequisites: Sophomore Standing