Welcome to Hist 3600:
The Medieval World.
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explores the formation of European civilization, stressing social, economic, political, and cultural history from ancient times to the fifteenth century. Designed to introduce topics in medieval history, the course begins by asking what ideas and institutions were inherited from ancient times. The course then examines Carolingian order, the "feudal revolution," reform in the Church, monarchy comparatively in England and France, the revival of learning, the development of a distinctive European society, and the transformations of the later Middle Ages.