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070227 SE Advanced Module 1: Issues, Problems and Methods of Economic and Social History (2013S)

Living standards in medieval Europe and India. A comparison.

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

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max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 04.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 30 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Monday 18.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 30 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Monday 08.04. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 30 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Monday 15.04. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 30 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Monday 22.04. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 30 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Monday 29.04. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 30 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Monday 06.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 30 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Monday 13.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 30 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Monday 27.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 30 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Monday 03.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 30 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Monday 10.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 30 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Monday 17.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 30 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Monday 24.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 30 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7

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Aims, contents and method of the course

The course will discuss the standard of living in pre-modern European and Indian societies by discussing primary and secondary sources. Refering to the level of wealth, material goods and working conditions available to different groups of society, the standard of living includes, amongst others, factors such as income, class disparity, poverty rate, quality and availability of education, life expectancy, cost of goods etc. Written and archeological sources of the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Era do not provide us with a great deal of information about these factors. In particular, it is not easy to describe the concrete living circumstances of people outside the aristocracy and the social elites. Despite the scarcity of sources, a close look at the standard of living of pre-modern societies is worth being scrutinized; not least with respect to current discussions about social disparity in a globalized world.

Assessment and permitted materials

Marking will be on the basis of the evaluation of the participation of the students in the discussion, of their oral presentation and of the final paper they have to write.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The idea of the course is to give students an introduction to one crucial topic of social and economic history and to provide them with the opportunity to exercise their working skills in global history.

Examination topics

After an introduction to the topic, there will be presentations and discussions carried out and conducted by the students. Students are invited to select one topic they want to specialize in. A list of possible topics will be made available. The topic, which has to be treated in a comparative way, will be presented during the course and will also be the theme of the final essay.

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Association in the course directory

MA WISO: Vertiefungsmodul 1 oder 2; Themen, Probleme und Methoden der Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte, Seminar (6 ECTS) | MA Geschichte: APMG Mittelalter; Vertiefungsmodul 2, Seminar (6 ECTS) | MA Frauen- und Geschlechtergeschichte: Vertiefung 1 oder 2; Fragestellungen und Themen der Frauen- und Geschlechtergeschichte, Seminar (6 ECTS) | MA Globalgeschichte: Vertiefung 1; Fragestellungen der Globalgeschichte: Weltregionen in globalgeschichtlicher Sicht, Seminar (6 ECTS) | LA: Vertiefung Seminare - WISO (6 ECTS)

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