HIST 4910

HIST 4910

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2014-2015.

'Violence' has become an unavoidable - and urgently troubling - buzzword in contemporary Western culture. We worry about its manifestations and representations in our own civilization, we scan foreign societies with which we interact for any sign of it, we fantasize about consummating it or construct our utopias around its absence. This course is intended as an opportunity for students working on a variety of topics, periods and areas in premodern Europe to investigate its relevance to their own studies. Through an examination of readings on violence in particular historical contexts, from Late Antiquity to the Early Modern period, we will seek to elicit reflection on what is meant by the concept, to prompt consideration of distinctions among forms of violence, and to sample a variety of analytical approaches and tools.  Graduate Students should sign up for HIST 6920.

When Offered Fall.

Breadth Requirement (HB)
Distribution Category (HA-AS)

Comments Co-meets with HIST 6920/MEDVL 6910.

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  • 15813HIST 4910  SEM 101

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