Course Catalog - 2023-2024


HIST 438 - THE MEDIEVAL CITY, 300-1500

Long Title: THE MEDIEVAL CITY, 300-1500
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Description: In the Middle Ages, cities were seats of political power, and centers of commercial exchange and cultural innovation. This seminar will examine the history of Christian- and Muslim-ruled cities in medieval Europe and the Mediterranean. Topics include daily life and social networks, urban planning, responses to natural disasters, religious and intellectual life, crime and punishment, art and architecture, religious and ethnic minorities, and women’s role in the urban economy.