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Medieval Civilization in Western Europe

HNRS 2404 Sec. 061 - Fall 2021

Associate Professor Sherri Franks Johnson Department of History

Tu Th 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
132 Allen Hall

This class will explore how medieval people understood themselves, the world around them, and other-worldly things. HNRS 2404 will consider judgment and salvation, sex and gender, monstrosity, travel and pilgrimage, chivalry and war, authority and dissent, and the birth of the
University.

Our readings will feature Augustine’s ConfessionsThe Song of Roland, Dante, Chaucer, The Arabian Nights, love lyrics and comic tales, travel narratives from Europe and the Middle
East, and Christine de Pizan.