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070316 GR Guided Reading - Economic History of the Middle Ages (2019S)

4.00 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 07.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 8 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5
Thursday 14.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 8 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5
Thursday 21.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 8 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5
Thursday 28.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 8 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5
Thursday 04.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 8 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5
Thursday 11.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 8 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5
Thursday 02.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 8 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5
Thursday 09.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 8 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5
Thursday 16.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 8 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5
Thursday 23.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 8 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5
Thursday 06.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 8 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5
Thursday 13.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 8 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5
Thursday 27.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 8 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5

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Aims, contents and method of the course

This proseminar 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.

The course emphasizes the teaching of expository and analytical skills used by historians to articulate, defend, and disseminate scholarly findings. There will be short written assignments and oral presentations which lead up to the proseminar research paper.

Assessment and permitted materials

Participation (20%), short papers (25%), oral presentation (15%), first draft of proseminar paper (10%), peer review (5%), final proseminar paper (25%).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Attendance with active participation, careful reading of primary sources and secondary sources, course presentations, research and composition of proseminar research paper.

Examination topics

The final paper is a paper of approximately 15-20 pages on a research topic on a 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

Epoche: Mittelalter
Aspekte/Räume: Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte

Last modified: Mo 07.09.2020 15:31