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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

HS 3055 - Crusade, Chivalry, and the Medieval Experience

Western European society during the high medieval period, from approximately the eleventh to the fourteenth centuries, witnessed fundamental changes. Growing papal power clashed with newly centralizing monarchies, creating new tensions; the Crusades and the culture of chivalry influenced the European imagination; theology, law, and medicine were re-examined in the new universities; and new modes of artistic expression gave voice to a transforming society in the Gothic period. The course will also examine cross-cultural contacts between Jewish, Christian and Muslim communities as it follows economic, cultural and intellectual developments from the Urban Revolution to the Black Death.