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.
- Spring 2014
- Warner Hall 506(WNS 506)
- 1:30pm-2:45pm on Tuesday, Thursday (Feb 10, 2014 to May 12, 2014)
- Louisa Burnham
- Requirements Fulfilled:
- CW EUR HIS
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