Church and State in the Middle Ages


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Responsible teacher

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Weekly - 3 letivas + 1 tutorial

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ALMEIDA, Fortunato de, História da Igreja em Portugal, vol. I, Porto, 1967.
Dicionário de História da Igreja em Portugal, dir. A. A. Banha de Andrade, 3 vols., Lisboa, 1980-1984.
CANNING, J., \"Ideas of the state in thirteenth and fourteenth century commentators on the Roman Law\", Transactions of the Royal Historical Society, 5ª série, 33 (1983), 1-27.
COLEMAN, Janet, Political Thought from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance, Oxford, Blackwell, 2000
Diccionário de História Religiosa de Portugal, (dir. AZEVEDO, Carlos), Lisboa, Círculo de Leitores, 2000
WATT, J. A., \"Spiritual and temporal powers\", in Cambridge History of Medieval Political Thought c. 350-c. 1450, ed. J. Burns, Cambridge, New York, Melbourne, Sidney, 1991, pp. 367-423.
---, \"The theory of Papal monarchy in the thirteenth century\", Traditio 20 (1964), 180-317

Teaching method

The Seminar will be taught as a Research Seminar, with debate and joint sessions planned ahead with specific objectives, bearing in mind the progression and assessment of the work. If necessary, there will be individual tutorials, too. The Seminar will demand a serious commitment from the students, in terms of research and collaborative work, both individually and in groups.

Evaluation method

The assessment will be made especially on the evaluation of the students active participation in the presencial sessions (30%), in the oral presentations and completion of tasks (40%) and in a final essay (30%), to be presented and debated in the classroom. Non participation in less than 20% of the joint seminars will imply a devaluation of the final mark of 20%.

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