Course Description

This course traces the main developments in Europe from the fall of Rome to 1400. Within a broadly chronological context, we examine the political, religious, and social changes that occurred during that time. Topics include: the barbarian kingdoms, early Western Christianity, the Byzantine Empire, the rise of Islam, Charlemagne, the Moors and the Vikings, the development of the new kingship, the Crusades, and life, art, learning, and culture in the High Middle Ages.


Antirequisite: HIS 277

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