Medieval History (5th-11th Century)
a)Familiarize the students with the historiographical problems which cross the period under study
b)Provide the necessary elements for the students to understand and interiorize the main events and the most important facts and problematic concerning the nuclear themes being studied
c)Develop a critical thinking on the problems addressed
d)Promote oral and written critical work
General skills: Students are expected to be able to:
• master the studied contents and subjects;
•analyze, interpret and synthesize data, themes and issues concerning the medieval period in the West from the 5th to the 11th centuries
•understand and interiorize historical facts and processes as elements of wider issues, and to integrate them in broader contexts and perspectives
•critically comment on direct sources.
Maria João Violante Branco
Weekly - 4
Total - 168
- BALLARD, Michel, GENET, Jean-Philippe, ROUCHE, Michel, A Idade Média no Ocidente, dos Bárbaros ao Renascimento, Lisboa, Ed. D. Quixote, 1994.
- BLOCKMANNS, Wim e HOPPENBROUWERS, Peter, Introduction to Medieval Europe (300-1500), 3rd edition, London/New York, Routledge, 2018.
- CLARAMUNT, S., PORTELA, Ermelindo, GONZÁLEZ, Manuel e MITRE, Emílio, Historia de la Edad Media, 2ª ed, 5ª reimpr., Barcelona, Ariel Historia, 2003
- HOLMES, George (ed.) The Oxford History of Medieval Europe, Oxford, OUP, 2001
- LADERO QUESADA, Miguel-Ángel, Historia Universal- Edad Media, vol. II, (2ª ed, 3ª reimpressão), Madrid, Vicens Vives, 1997
- LE GOFF, Jacques, SCHMITT, Jean-Claude (dir.), Dictionnaire raisonné de l’Occident médiéval, Paris, Fayard, 1999.
- LINEHAN, Peter, NELSON, Janet (eds.), The medieval World, Londres, Routledge, 2003.
- WHICKHAM, Chris, The Inheritance of Rome. A History of Europe from 400 to 1000, London, Penguin Books, 2010
Formal lectures and practical classes, in which the combination of lectures and debate on primary sources and recent articles may develop in the students not only the necessary basic knowledge, but also specific competences in debating and updating their perspectives on the Medieval World of the 5th-11th centuries and its sources.
Individual work - Written essay(30%), Written test with consultation(40%), class debates and Oral group presentation with power point. Working with direct sources(30%)
This course aims at opening to the students the possibility of studying, working and debating topics which are fundamental for the understanding of the main structuring lines, characteristics, and defining elements of the period which spanned from the 5th to the 11th centuries in Western Europe. In order to be able to study with some depth the most important The course will be organized in topics, so as to allow the students to deepen their knowledge on particularly important themes without whose knowledge the period may seem incomprehensible
THEME 1: THE EARLY MIDDLE AGES: CONCEPTS AND PROBLEMS
THEME 2: THE CAROLINGIAN ERA: THE “BIRTH” OF EUROPE?
THEME 3: THE YEAR 1000
THEME 4 – EXPANSION OF THE CHRISTIAN WEST
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