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HIST0238

Medieval Cities

Medieval Cities
This course will examine the economic, social, topographical and cultural history of the medieval city. We will study the transformation of urban life from the Roman period through the dark years of the early Middle Ages in the West into the flourishing of a new type of European city life in the High Middle Ages. The development of urban institutions, the building of cathedrals, universities and fortifications, and the growth of trade will all be considered, as will the experience of groups such as Jews, women and intellectuals. Although the class will focus on the medieval European city, we will also draw comparisons with cities of the Muslim East. Pre-1800. 3 hrs lect/disc.
Subject:
History
Department:
History
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
EUR HIS
Equivalent Courses:

Sections

Spring 2014

HIST0238A-S14 Lecture (Burnham)