Medieval History, c.500-c.1050

Department of History, School of History and Cultures

College of Arts and Law


Code 22629

Level of study First Year

Credit value 20

Semester 1

Module description

This module aims to introduce students to a broad coverage of early medieval history, including social, economic, military, political, intellectual, religious and cultural history. The module will cover the period from around 500, in the immediate aftermath of the fall of the western Roman Empire, through to c.1050, at the core of what has been labelled `the first European revolution¿. The focus will be primarily be on western continental Europe, Britain, and Ireland, with some exploration of a wider world where appropriate. Students will examine the developments of the period through lectures and analysis of relevant primary and secondary source material, to gain first-hand experience of the key issues involved in the scholarly study of the period.