The objective of this course is to introduce you and trace the genealogy of some of the most important medieval concepts and institutions, such as empire and state, religion, university, architecture and visual arts, identity, class, race and sexuality, foundational for European civilization. As most European nations draw their genealogy from the Middle Ages, the course explores the birth of modern nations from their medieval foundation. Along the way, it looks at cultural production: how and why were certain values created and then passed on to us?
French 112: Medieval Foundations of Europe
Instructor: Zrinka Stahuljak