Saints and Sinners in Europe, ca.1000--ca.1550|
Spring 2009 not offered
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 Middle Ages and sixteenth 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.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (HIST-MN)(HIST)(RELI)(SISP-Hist Conc)
Eamon Duffy, THE STRIPPING OF THE ALTARS
John Bossy, CHRISTIANITY AND SOCIAL CHANGE
Andre Vauchez, THE LAITY IN THE MIDDLE AGES
THE BOOK OF MARGERY KEMPE
John Shinners, ed., MEDIEVAL POPULAR RELIGION: A READER
Packet of primary source material.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Two 1500 word papers. One final examination. Class attendance.