After the Roman Empire: the East

History 3

Fall 2012
Instructor: 
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Location: 
101 MOFFITT
Day & Time: 
TuTh 11-1230P
CCN: 
39003
Units: 
4

A general introduction to the study of history, this course focuses on Byzantium and the Islamic world, two medieval successors to the Roman empire in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Near East. This course has three aims: to provide an outline of events that transpired in this area from the 4th-15th centuries; to explain how a modern historian can approach medieval sources in order to reconstruct various aspects of the past; and to discuss the commonalties of pre-industrial societies, and how lessons learnt in this class can be applied to the study of other time periods and/or geographic locations.