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|Title: ||HIST 314-01, Medieval france, Fall 1999|
|Authors: ||Schriber, Carolyn P.|
|Date Issued: ||26-Aug-1999|
|Publisher: ||Rhodes College|
|Series/Report no.: ||Syllabi CRN|
|Abstract: ||The course begins with the Franks who, under the leadership of Clovis, managed
to blend their barbarian culture with that of Late Roman Christianity to produce the
nation we have come to know as France. Next we move to the Merovingians (the “Long-
Haired Kings”) and the world of Charlemagne, examining the process of reform that
marked the Carolingian Renaissance and the decline that followed the Viking invasions.
The Capetian dynasty (987-1328) becomes the focus of the central portion of the course.
We look at expanding horizons, the creation of Normandy, an urban explosion, the rise of
universities, and cultural and social changes in the High Middle Ages, culminating in the
holiness of Louis IX and the arrogance of his grandson Philip the Fair. With the coming
to power of the Valois dynasty (1328-1498), we trace a pattern of decline and disaster on
all fronts. Finally, we examine the “militant miracle” of Joan of Arc and the process of
recovery that set France on the road to royal absolutism.|
|Description: ||This syllabus ws submitted to the Office of Academic Affairs by the course instructor|
|Appears in Collections:||History, Department of. Syllabi|
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