From the eighth to tenth centuries the world of medieval Europe expanded far beyond the limits of the old Roman Empire. Scandinavia, Ireland, Central Europe, and southern Russia, as well as the traditional early medieval heartland of western Europe, were all brought into close cultural, ideological, and economic contact. The French Carolingians and the Scandinavian Vikings were key players in this process. While the Carolingians employed new administrative means of political consolidation (bureaucrats, Christian and secular lordship, fiefs, vassals), the Vikings were old-style barbarians. The interaction of these two peoples is examined, as part of the unit's focus on the growing unification of the Early Middle Ages. Attention is also paid to modern theories of history (renaissance, colonialism) and their relevance to medieval contexts.
TEACHING PATTERN: int: 2x1-hr lectures weekly, 7 x 1-hr tutorials
ext: instructional package and weekend study schools and web dependent
FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS Note: Class attendance may still be required
Web supported - H Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
Web dependent - L,W,I,N Some parts of this unit will be taught online
Resource supported teaching & learning - H Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
Resource dependent teaching & learning - L,W,I,N Independent study with provided resources replaces face-to-face or other classes (e.g. lectures)
Flexible scheduling - L,W,I,N Some classes will be held outside normal teaching hours; e.g. weekend blocks, summer schools etc
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