Course Schedule - Fall Semester 2023


HIST 438 001 (CRN: 15627)


Long Title: THE MEDIEVAL CITY, 300-1500
Department: History
Instructor: Irish, Maya
Meeting: 1:00PM - 3:30PM F HUM 327 (21-AUG-2023 - 1-DEC-2023) 
Session: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Section Max Enrollment: 15
Section Enrolled: 16
Enrollment data as of: 4-DEC-2023 12:01AM
Additional Fees: None
Final Exam: No Final Exam
Final Exam Time:
7:00PM - 10:00PM F TBA TBA
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.