2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog/Handbook 
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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog/Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIST 0326 - Age of Chivalry

Credits: 3

This course explores the origins and development of chivalry in medieval Europe from the fall of Rome to the 14th century and examines its legacy. We explore how chivalry’s main components (military, social, and ethical) developed and flowed together to form a coherent yet fluid social construct that governed relations between rulers and their subjects, elite men and women, nobles and commoners, and lords and their dependents. Students will learn how medieval knighthood, the idea of nobility and the idea of male-female love developed over the centuries and how the literature evolved and flourished.

Prerequisites: Sophomore Standing