2023-2024 Catalog

HIST 123 Magic + Miracles: Medieval Religion

Religion was central to nearly every aspect of life in the middle ages, c. 300-1500 AD. Using a range of visual and written evidence, students will explore the diversity of Christian, Muslim, and Jewish religious cultures in medieval Europe; examine how Christian leaders used religion to create categories of "self" and "other"; and analyze the relationship between religion and other aspects of identity. They will write two research papers and contribute to a podcast. [GM1, SS, W]