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Plague, Rebellion and Heresy: England 1290-1520
HIST 387
Spring 2008
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: MDST 387

This seminar will examine England in the later Middle Ages as the country moved through catastrophic epidemic disease, near perpetual warfare, and the rise of popular piety and heresy. The course will examine the effects of famine and plague in the early 14th century and their effect on population, on standards of living, gender relations and women¿s possibilities, social identity, and social cohesion, including responses through law and crime. We shall consider the transformation of the fundamental social structure under these strains, including the Great Rebellion of 1381, and the subsequent disappearance of serfdom. At the same time, we shall examine the rise of popular politics and popular religion in the face of political instability and a general crisis of Catholicism.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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