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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIS 3355 - Barbarians and Holy Men: The History of Late Antiquity

Credits: 4
At the beginning of the period covered by this class Europe was dominated by the Roman Empire-uniform, pagan, and ruled from Rome. By the end of the semester we will be talking about a very different Europe-diverse, Christian, and ruled by regional, barbarian kings. This class will discuss the circumstances and events of Late Antiquity that created and allowed this transformation. We will track both the chaotic politics and exuberant religious enthusiasm of this period, and in the process study the end of the ancient world and the start of the Middle Ages.
Fulfills: H in LS Core
Note: This course is usually not appropriate for freshmen.