FREN 2350

FREN 2350

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

The course provides a survey of the book from ca. 1100 to 1500, with emphasis on the development of the book in Western Europe, especially France, Germany, Italy, the Low Countries, and Spain.  It focuses on the many roles of the book in medieval societies, with special attention paid to production, dissemination, and reading practices. The collection of manuscripts and incunabula in Kroch Library allows a "hands-on" approach to learning.  Along the way, we will read excerpts from some of the most influential texts of the Middle Ages, such as the Song of the Nibelungs: The Romance of Alexander; the Scvias of St. Hildegard of Bingen: Dante's Divine Comedy; Jacobus de Varagine's Golden Legend; and the travel narratives of Marco Polo or Bernhard von Breydenbach.

When Offered Spring.

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

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: ITAL 2350MEDVL 2350

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16620FREN 2350  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Ferri, L