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The Early Middle Ages: From Rome to the Millennium AD 410–1000

Enrolment code: HTA201/301

Offered: Hobart: (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2

Unit description:

From the end of the Roman empire to the tumultuous ‘barbarian’ invasions of the 10th century, the early Middle Ages saw Europe, east and west, undergo fundamental cultural, religious and political change. This unit examines the many histories of eastern and western Europe from AD 410–1000. Topics include the myths and memories of the barbarian invasions: Christian colonisation of Europe; the Carolingian ‘renaissance’; the rise of Islam; the empires of Charlemagne and Byzantium; Arthurian and Anglo-Saxon Britain; the legends of the Vikings. On completing this unit, students should have an understanding of the main changes to Europe from 410–1000; have a grasp of the ways in which modern historians have shaped our ideas about the medieval world; and be familiar with the main sources for the period from Rome to the Millennium.

Staff Dr E Freeman, For information on staff, turn to relevant Faculty website University phone and email search phone    email
Unit weight 25% To see normal University Admission requirements
Teaching pattern 2x1-hr lectures weekly, 1-hr tutorial fortnightly Timetable
Prerequisites 25% at level 100 History  
Assessment mode 3 essays totalling 7,000 words (40%), tutorial participation (10%), 3-hr exam in Nov (50%) Examinations timetable (Users will need to know their login name (POP account) and password)
Majors: [Discipline and school information] History
Ancient Civilisations
Courses Bachelor of Arts (See also combined degrees)
Bachelor of Social Science (Police Studies)
Faculty website Faculty of Arts  
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