Worlds of Medieval Italy
About the Course:
Explores the rich multicultural worlds of medieval Italy, 1000-1300: the Greek south and Muslim Sicily; Norman military conquest and their extraordinary multi ethnic aristocratic courts; the commercial revolution and the fluid society of the towns; papal monarchy and religious reactions: saints and heretics; the brutal factional wars of the thirteenth century; popular stories and poetry. The course ends with Dante’s Inferno.
History 2B or 4B or upper division standing.