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Saints and Sinners in Europe, ca.1200--ca.1600
HIST 284
Fall 2008 not offered
Crosslisting: MDST 298, RELI 263

This lecture-discussion course will help students to understand the dominant role of religious ideas and institutions in forming the self and society of Europeans in the later Middle Ages and 16th century as the ferment that led to the Reformation developed. Much of the focus will be on the relationship between individual Christians and surrounding community and church. This will entail an examination of saints, mystics, and philosophers on the one hand and those declared heretics or witches on the other. The relationship of state power to religious organization and religious change will also be discussed in a comparative perspective, considering individuals and developments in England, Spain, Scotland, Germany, and France.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (HIST-MN)(HIST)(RELI)

Last Updated on MAY-30-2024
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