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HIST451: Researching Medieval and Early Modern History

Course Convenor: Professor Andrew Jotischky

12th Century columnThis course is designed to give a thematic overview to the key problems and debates in medieval and early modern history. It will focus on areas of historiographical controversy, such as power and rulership, the ‘Feudal Revolution’ of the 11th century, law and governance, the papacy and papal monarchy, religious beliefs and practices, dissent and heresy, social organization and social reform; intellectual change, cultural interactions and cultural change, and aspects of the transition from the medieval to the early modern world view. Specific content will be adapted to the research interests and requirements of students taking the module. The emphasis throughout will be on changes and continuities across the period. You will write a 5,000 word essay at the end of the course.

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