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070083 UE Guided Reading Medieval History - Economic History of the Middle Ages (2020S)

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

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Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 05.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 8 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5
Thursday 19.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 8 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5
Monday 30.03. 18:00 - 19:30 Seminarraum Geschichte 1 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 10
Thursday 02.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 8 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5
Thursday 23.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 8 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5
Thursday 30.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 8 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5
Thursday 07.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 8 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5
Thursday 14.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 8 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5
Thursday 28.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 8 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5
Thursday 04.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 8 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5
Thursday 18.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 8 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This Guided Reading examines the material, social, and economic history of medieval Europe, with comparative reference to contemporary global societies. It covers the end of the Roman empire’s economy, the emergence and decline of so-called feudal institutions, the transformation of peasant agriculture, the impact of Viking and Mongol outsiders, the Crusades, living standards, the course and effects of climate change and epidemic disease, and long-distance trade across Eurasia before the Industrial Revolution. The course focuses especially on the institutions and technologies that contributed to the emergence of capitalism and economic growth in Western Europe, in contrast and comparison to the trajectories of other major medieval economies.

It also emphasizes the teaching of expository and analytical skills used by historians to articulate, defend, and disseminate scholarly findings. There will be short written assignments which lead up to the final paper.

Assessment and permitted materials

Participation (25%), short papers (25%), first draft of final paper (15%), final paper (35%).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Attendance with active participation, careful reading of primary sources and secondary sources, short papers on primary sources and secondary sources, research and composition of final research paper.

Examination topics

The final paper is a paper of 8-10 pages on a research topic within the course theme, which engages with primary and secondary sources.

Reading list

All readings will either be provided by the instructor or on the course website.

Association in the course directory

Vertiefung zu: VO Mittelalter

BA Geschichte (2012): Mittelalter (4 ECTS)
BA Geschichte (2019): Mittelalter (5 ECTS)
BEd UF Geschichte: Politikgeschichte, Historisch-kulturwissenschaftliche Europaforschung, Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte (4 ECTS)

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