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

HTY 235 - Heresy, Witchcraft, and Reform

This course will examine the definition and repression of heresy and witchcraft in Europe from late antiquity through the seventeenth century. Focusing on issues surrounding gender, belief, and otherness, we will spend time reading and thinking about the meanings of religious dissent and orthodoxy in premodern contexts. Our investigation will center on the ways in which efforts to reform the Church were closely connected to campaigns against its imagined internal enemies.

General Education Requirements: Western Cultural Tradition and Social Context and Institutions

Course Typically Offered: Variable

Credits: 3