HIST 2742

HIST 2742

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

It's bad enough to run up against a border: at least you know where you stand. The frontier, however -- that fuzzy, murky zone that envelops the border while making its precise contours invisible -- is far more ambiguous, dangerous ground to tread. People, ideas, and other contraband criss-cross it; men (and sometimes women) make their own law; cultures clash and conspire together. At the margins of Europe -- Ireland, Wales, Scandinavia, Poland, Germany, the Low Countries, Spain, Sicily, the Levant -- medieval people discovered what every Trekkie knows: final frontiers, spaces of both oppression and opportunity. This course will explore some of the exchanges, friendly and otherwise, that took place at the edges of the medieval world, seeding many of the most radical developments which shaped the modern world.

When Offered Spring.

Breadth Requirement (HB)
Distribution Category (CA-AS)
Course Subfield (HPE,HNU)

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: MEDVL 2130

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16550HIST 2742  LEC 001

  • 16551HIST 2742  DIS 201

  • 16552HIST 2742  DIS 202