HIST 303

The High and Later Middle Ages

During the centuries between the first millennium and the beginning of the early modern period European culture was repeatedly transformed, as the framework was laid for modern conceptions of the state, law, family, and individual. This course explores the world of later medieval Europe through a focus on particular themes, including the relationship between secular and ecclesiastical power, ideal models of Christian society, gender roles within lay society and the medieval Church, and conceptions of sin and sanctity.