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Medieval Europe AD 1000-1450 HTA334



Due to the circumstances around COVID-19, you will begin your semester 2 studies online in 2021. However, when Government guidelines change, on-campus studies will be reintroduced.



Pick up the story in 1000 when the Vikings have given a kick-start to Europe's economy and the warrior mentality of the early Middle Ages is giving way to the rising aristocrats. From this starting-point, the unit will examine the fundamental changes which took place in Europe between the eleventh and mid-fifteenth centuries, e.g. political developments towards state formation, increasing lay literacy, the rise of the nobility and the chivalric ethos, new institutional and grass-roots Christian movements, urban expansion, universities and the 'twelfth-century renaissance', agricultural and technological innovations, the Black Death, peasant revolt, and the Hundred Years War.


Unit name Medieval Europe AD 1000-1450
Unit code HTA334
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline History and Classics
Coordinator Doctor Elizabeth Freeman
Available as student elective? Yes
Level Advanced


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Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

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Learning Outcomes

  • Contextualise and analyse primary source documents relevant to medieval European history of the period between approximately 1000AD and approximately 1450AD.
  • Critically assess a range of secondary source material concerning medieval European history of the period between approximately 1000AD and approximately 1450AD, including journal article material
  • Identify, locate and use relevant academic resources concerning medieval European history of the period between approximately 1000AD and approximately 1450AD, showing independent research
  • Formulate, present and defend logical written arguments, abiding by the conventions of academic History writing
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of major themes and topics in the history of medieval Europe between approximately 1000AD and approximately 1450AD, including a critical awareness of relevant historiography
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
090305 $1,812.00 $850.00 not applicable $1,812.50

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25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty

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AssessmentExamination - take home (40%)|Assignment (10%)|Essay (50%)
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