Course Information
TitleΜΕΣΑΙΩΝΙΚΗ ΙΣΤΟΡΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΔΥΣΗΣ / MEDIEVAL HISTORY OF WESTERN EUROPE
CodeΙΜΕ101
FacultyPhilosophy
SchoolHistory and Archaeology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID280007548

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Istorías kai Archaiologías 2015-2019

Registered students: 76
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses belonging to the selected specializationWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
600161299
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
  • French (Examination)
  • German (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The course studies the formation and the development of Western Medieval Europa (5th-15th c.). Students are expected to familiarize themselves with a) the political processes that formed the medieval political entities, b) basic elements of medieval political thought, c) aspects of social and economical systems, and d) research methods and relevant historiographical debates. Moreover, the course aims at sharpening the students' skills in interpreting complex historical events, like the transition processes from the Late Antiquity to the Middle Ages, as well as those from the Late Middle Ages to the Early Modern Era.
General Competences
  • Work in teams
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
This course is an introduction to the medieval history of Western Europe from the 5th to the 15th century. Because of the wide, temporal as well as geographic extent of the subject the survey focuses mainly on the formation and development of political forms, i.e. the German Empire, the various kingdoms and the autonomous cities, from the fall of the western part of the Roman Empire until the end of the 15th century. Emphasis is also stressed on the role of the Roman Church in the European political developments of that time. The students will be acquainted with a) the political processes that formed the medieval political entities, b) basic elements of medieval political thought, c) aspects of social and economical systems, and d) research methods and relevant historiographical debates. Moreover, the course aims at sharpening the students' skills in interpreting complex historical events, like the transition processes from the Late Antiquity to the Middle Ages, as well as those from the Late Middle Ages to the Early Modern Era. Αναλυτική περιγραφή μαθήματος ανά εβδομάδα (Syllabus) Week #1 Introduction. Temporal and geographical limits. Medieval perceptions of time and place. Sources for the study of medieval history. Week #2 Western Europe in early medieval ages (5th-10th c.): Romans and “Barbarians”. The invasion of the German tribes in the western part of the Empire and the formation of medieval kingdoms. The role of the Church. . Week #3 Western Europe in early medieval ages (5th-10th c.): Political, ethnic and cultural identities in Middle Ages. Week #4 Western Europe in early medieval ages (5th-10th c.): society and economy Week #5 Western Europe in early medieval ages (5th-10th c.): society and economy Week #6 Western Europe in early medieval ages (5th-10th c.): The Frankish Kingdom and the Byzantine Empire. The new “invasions” (Normans, Arabs, Magyars): perception of the Other and assimilation processes Week #7 Western Europe in high middle ages (11th-13th c.): feudalism and social transformations. The investiture controversy and the Roman Church. Week #8 Western Europe in high middle ages (11th-13th c.): Crusades Week #9 Western Europe in high middle ages (11th-13th c.): society and economy (the trade expansion, the emergence of medieval town and the medieval civic culture) Week #10 Western Europe in late middle ages (14th-15th c.): Political developments in the medieval kingdoms. The “Black Death” (1348) and its social and economic consequences Week #11 Western Europe in late middle ages (14th-15th c.): The origins of the absolute monarchy and the representative institutions. Changes in the religious expression. Week #12 Western Europe in late middle ages (14th-15th c.): the Italian renaissance and the formation of new intellectual horizons. The shaping of the term “medieval”. The new historical thought. Week #13 General overview of the subject
Keywords
Medieval History, Western Empire, Roman Church, medieval cities, Renaissance
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
Description
Lectures, interpretation of sources, use of visual material (maps, images of medieval miniatures etc.). The course is supported by Blackboard learn.
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures391.3
Exams511.7
working with sources903
Total1806
Student Assessment
Description
Final written exams: 100%. For the Erasmus-Student either oral exams or essay writing.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Davis R.H.C./Moore R.I., Ιστορία της Μεσαιωνικής Ευρώπης από τον Μέγα Κωνσταντίνο στον Άγιο Λουδοβίκο, Αθήνα 2011. 2. Nicholas David, Η εξέλιξη του μεσαιωνικού κόσμου, μετάφρ. Μ. Τζιάντζη, Αθήνα 1999.
Additional bibliography for study
Μπενβενίστε Ρ., Από τους Βαρβάρους στους Μοντέρνους. Κοινωνική ιστορία και ιστοριογραφικά προβλήματα της μεσαιωνικής Δύσης, Αθήνα 2007. Berstein S. – Milza P., Ιστορία της Ευρώπης. Από τη Ρωμαϊκή Αυτοκρατορία στα Ευρωπαϊκά κράτη, μετάφρ. Α. Δημητρακόπουλος], τ. 1, Αθήνα 1997. Bloch M., Η φεουδαλική κοινωνία. Η διαμόρφωση των σχέσεων εξάρτησης. Οι τάξεις και η διακυβέρνηση των ανθρώπων, μετάφρ. Μ. Λυκούδης, Αθήνα 1987. Καραπιδάκης Ν., Ιστορία της Μεσαιωνικής Δύσης 5ος – 11ος αι., Αθήνα 1996. Le Goff J., Η Ευρώπη γεννήθηκε τον Μεσαίωνα;, μετάφρ. Ε. Ζέη, Αθήνα 2006. Nicholas D., Η εξέλιξη του μεσαιωνικού κόσμου: κοινωνία, διακυβέρνηση και σκέψη στην Ευρώπη, μετάφρ. Μ. Τζιάντζη, Αθήνα 1999. Smith J., Η Ευρώπη μετά τη Ρώμη. Μια νέα πολιτισμική ιστορία, μετάφρ. Ν. Κούτρας, Αθήνα 2008.
Last Update
15-02-2020