History 314 (Hi 14) The High Middle Ages

Class Meeting Time: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 11:30 AM-12:20 PM

Description of the Course: This course covers the cultural flowering of medieval civilization, the development of the national monarchies and legal institutions, the conflict between church and state, the Black Death, Joan of Arc and the Hundred Years' War. We will read about the experiences of knights and their ladies, saints and heretics, townsmen and peasants, Muslim and Jews in medieval Christian society. While main focus of the course is on Western Europe we will also discuss important events in the Byzantine Empire.

This course fulfills a requirement for: the Medieval Studies Certificate.

This course is taught by: Professor Silvia Shannon


Saint Anselm College, a Benedictine, Catholic, Liberal Arts College
100 Saint Anselm Drive, Manchester, New Hampshire 03102

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