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HIST 374 Love and Reason in the Middle Ages: European Intellectual History 400-1500 (4)

This course introduces students to the intellectual culture of the Middle Ages through engagement with major texts and authors from the period (ca. 400-1500) including Boethius, Abelard, Aquinas, Maimonides, Chretien de Troyes, Marie de France, Mechtild de Magdburg, the Gawain poet, et Meun and de Lorris, Dante, and Christine de Pisan. Drawing on a diversity of genres, including philosophical treaties, poetry, literature, romances, confessions, short stories, and mystical journeys, the course will explore medieval articulations of the ultimate good, the relationship between reason and passion, and the nature of knowledge and love.

  • General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences; World Engagement: CV
  • Offering: Alternate years
  • Instructor: Petersen Boring

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