History 363 (101) Europe in the Early Middle Ages
This course is a topical survey of the formative period of western medieval European history, roughly from the third through the ninth centuries. It traces the processes by which Roman, Germanic, and Christian political and intellectual traditions coalesced into a new civilization. Emphasis is placed on the reading, analysis, and discussion of primary sources from a wide variety of genres by a diverse number of authors. History majors, as well as students interested in a historical introduction to medieval European civilization, are welcome.