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Medieval History Course 253

History 253 The Medieval Church

History 301 Martyrdom as Social Protest: Resistance Sumission and Honor

History 351Medieval Monasticism


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Medieval Sourcebook





The Medieval Church

A study of the western Church from Late Antiquity to the High Middle Ages, focusing on changing beliefs and how ideals are manifest in institutions subject to secular forces. Topics: persecution and martyrdom, the imperial church, the rise of monasticism, sacral kingship, the symbiosis of church and state, heretics and witches, sexuality and the sacred - the peculiar Medieval Vision of reality.

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Syllabus: assigments and postings

Weekly Questions

Student Survey

Primary Documents and Notes

Questions to Consider When Reading the Sources

Possible Topics for Analysis of Primary Documents

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