Tutor: Dr Benjamin Redding
Office: H306, third floor of the Humanities Building
Term Three Additional Drop-in Sessions: Tuesdays 12-2
This undergraduate final-year Special Subject module focuses on the experience of war in sixteenth-century France from the perspective of local communities as well as the crown and the nobility. It draws on a wide variety of contemporary sources in English translation including correspondence, memoirs, legislation, petitions and prints. The aim of the module is for students to develop an understanding of the circumstances which led to and perpetuated civil war and why repeated attempts to establish peaceful confessional co-existence failed. Students will develop the critical skills to engage with current historiographical debates, and be given the opportunity to write an extended piece of assessed work using both primary and secondary sources.
For the 2017/18 academic year this module will run ONLY as a one-term variant in the second term for Renaissance stream students returning from Venice. There will be two seminars a week as timetabled below: