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The Medieval World (HI127)

This 30 CATS first-year undergraduate module provides a thematic introduction to European history of the later medieval and Renaissance periods and will broaden understanding in preparation for the second-year 'The European World' core module. Original documents form an integral part of the module, and students can develop their computing skills in consulting them. The module syllabus includes Feudalism, economic life, religious life and spirituality, human relations and the family, intellectual life and education, visual culture, politics and war, Europe and the wider world, the crusades and the age of discovery. This module is compulsory for all single-honours History students who select the 'Renaissance and Modern History' pathway, and is an option for other first-year undergraduate students.

By the end of this module students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Medieval World between c.800 and c.1500
  • Demonstrate the development of study, writing, and communication skills
  • Assess critically a wide range of secondary material and a selection of primary sources
  • Formulate and test concepts and hypotheses
  • Demonstrate the ability to access and use the wealth of information and resources on the internet

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