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2022-2023 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HTY 202 - Medieval Civilization

What were the Middle Ages in the middle of?  How did “medieval” become synonymous with “ignorant” and “barbaric”? These questions will be on our minds as we survey European history from the late Roman Empire through the fifteenth century, examining developments in political, religious, and cultural fields.  Even as we aspire to cover huge swaths of geography and history, we will also pause to investigate individual case studies and telling details.  Eschewing caricature and conventional wisdom, we will explore the many varieties of medieval civilization, emphasizing the complex lessons and legacies that this period offers for the modern world.

General Education Requirements: Cultural Diversity and International Perspectives and Western Cultural Tradition

Course Typically Offered: Fall

Credits: 3