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070070 GR Guided Reading - Medieval Ireland (c. 400-1500) (2018W)

Sources and debates

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 7 - Geschichte
Continuous assessment of course work

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 01.10. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 1 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 10
Monday 08.10. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 1 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 10
Monday 15.10. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 1 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 10
Monday 22.10. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 1 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 10
Monday 29.10. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 1 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 10
Monday 05.11. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 1 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 10
Monday 12.11. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 1 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 10
Monday 19.11. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 1 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 10
Monday 26.11. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 1 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 10
Monday 03.12. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 1 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 10
Monday 10.12. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 1 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 10
Monday 07.01. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 1 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 10
Monday 14.01. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 1 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 10
Monday 21.01. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 1 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 10
Monday 28.01. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 1 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 10

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This module will introduce students to the history of medieval Ireland, covering the period circa 400 to 1500, and offer a chronological overview ranging from the arrival of Christianity in the fifth century to the eve of the Tudor reconquest. Students will be made familiar with some of the key debates in Irish medieval studies, including those concerning the notion of Ireland's early medieval "Golden Age", the impact of the Vikings on the island, the circumstances of the English/Anglo-Norman invasion and the role of ethnicity in societal developments in the later medieval period. The impact of Irish monks and clerics on the Continent will also be a focal point. The question of peripherality and the supposed singularity of the political, legal, social and ecclesiastical structures of Irish society will be discussed with due regard to the evidence for interaction with Britain and the Continent.

Each issue will be broached by means of the critical reading and discussion of medieval sources and secondary literature. The primary sources (all available in English translation) will include St. Patrick's Confessio, Adomnán's Life of Columba, the Cogad Gáedel re Gallaib ("The war of the Irish against the foreigners") and Giraldus Cambrensis' "Conquest of Ireland".

Assessment and permitted materials

Students will be assessed on the basis of short written assignments and their contribution to class discussion.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Attendance and the completion of the written assignments are compulsory.

Examination topics

Reading list


Association in the course directory

BA Geschichte: Mittelalter (4 ECTS); BEd: Historisch-Kulturwissenschaftlicher Europaforschung (4 ECTS) Diplom UF: Historisch-Kulturwissenschaftlicher Europaforschung (4 ECTS)

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