HI 295 [Special Topics]
Winter 2007 TR 1:00-2:40
Dr. Erika Lindgren
314 Luther Hall
Office Hours: MF 10:45011:45, T 3-4, and by appt.
This course examines European social, political, cultural, economic, religious, intellectual and artistic development during the long 12th century.
Course Goals: By the end of the term you should be able to:
1. Express a broad understanding of the long 12th century. This is the “Big Picture.”
2. Show knowledge of the key historical figures, events and institutions that shaped this period.
3. Read, discuss, and write about medieval primary source documents, medieval art, and the work of modern medieval historians of this period.
4. Understand how historians and art historians practice their craft.
5. Uncover some of the links between our current society and that of the past.
6. Have some fun!
This course is Interconnected with Humanities/Fine Arts, and is linked specifically with the discipline of Art [and Architecture].
David Crouch, William Marshall: Knighthood, War and Chivalry, 1147-1219, (Longman, 2002)
The Letters of Abelard and Heloise, edited by Betty Radice, revised by M. T. Clanchy (Penguin, 2003)
The Life of Christina of Markyate, edited by C. H. Talbot (Medieval Academy, 1998)
Maureen Miller, The Bishop’s Palace, (Cornell, 2002)
Jonathan Phillips, The Crusades: 1095-1197 (Longman, 2002)
Website: http://faculty.wartburg.edu/lindgrene contains copies of the syllabus and assignments.
Readings- You are responsible for the readings assigned in this syllabus. On the day that they are assigned you should complete them before class. Always bring the day’s reading to class. Taking notes on what you read, on your computer, in a notebook, or in the margins of the text, will assist you in summarizing and remembering the major points of the texts. The Reading Journal will also help with this.
Reading Journal- Each student will keep a reading journal, typed or legibly handwritten.
Manuscript assignment- This assignment calls for you to describe one manuscript in the University of Iowa’s collection from both a historical and art historical standpoint.
Take home midterm- You will be given a choice of essays to answer related to the course material. You may use the course books to write the exam.
Take home final- You will be given a choice of essays to answer related to the course material. You may use the course books to write the exam
Late work will not be accepted unless prior arrangement has been made with the professor.
Participation-Any in-class writing assignments or quizzes will count towards your participation grade. All students are expected to contribute to the discussion of class readings, assignments, and lectures.
Grading and Attendance Policy
Reading Journal 10%
Manuscript Assignment 10%
Take home midterm 25%
Take home final 25%
You are responsible for all material covered in the classes you miss. If you miss more than 10% of the class meetings, your final course grade will be docked. Missing class also means you can not contribute to your participation in class.
Plagiarism is the representation of the work or ideas of others as your own. Plagiarism can result from failing to cite a source, giving sufficient credit to the original authors, closely paraphrasing without attribution, and direct copying. The Academic Policies Committee of Student Senate and the Honor Council have asked faculty to remind students that they have a “…responsibility to promote academic honesty by opposing cheating and plagiarism and reporting dishonest work”. All forms of plagiarism and cheating will result in severe academic penalties, which include receiving a failing grade for the course. ALL WORK YOU TURN IN MUST BE YOUR OWN PRODUCED FOR THIS CLASS!
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2. Please turn off all cell phones, pagers, beepers, and noisy watches.
3. You may only record my classes with my permission.
4. If you know you must leave early, let me know before class and sit near the door.
5. Limit exiting and reentering the classroom during the class period. It is disruptive to your fellow students and distracting to the professor.
6. Make sure you put your name on everything you turn in!
7. Follow the directions on all assignments! It will save headaches and heartaches.
8. I have nothing against food and drink in the classroom. Just make sure it is not too messy, smelly, or noisy- NO chips!! AND PICK UP AFTER YOURSELF!
Schedule of Classes: Readings to be completed before class on the day they are listed.
1/9 Introductions and The Lion in Winter
1/11 The Lion in Winter
Read: William Marshal, introduction and chapter 1
1/16 The early career of a knight
Read: William Marshal, chapters 2-3
1/18 English politics
Read: William Marshal, chapter 4
1/23 Warriors of the 12th century
Read: William Marshal, chapters 5-8, appendix ii
1/25 Medieval Manuscripts
1/30 Field trip to Special Collections at the University of Iowa to view medieval manuscripts
Read: Christina, introduction
2/1 12th century English women
Read: Christina, pp. 35-99
2/6 Recluses, anchorites and nuns
Read: Christina, pp. 99- 193
Manuscript assignment due
2/8 12thc. Education
Read: Abelard and Heloise, Letter 1
2/13 Love, lust and religion
Read: Abelard and Heloise, Letters 2-5
2/15 Monastic Life
Read: Abelard and Heloise, Selections from Letters 6-8
2/20 The Legacy of Abelard and Heloise
Read: Abelard and Heloise, “Letters of Abelard and Heloise in Today’s Scholarship,” Appendix, 3 letters between Peter the Venerable and Heloise.
Take home midterm due
2/27 The First Crusade
Read: Crusades, chapters 1-3
2/1 Crusader Kingdoms
Read: Crusades, chapters 4-5
Week 9 WINTER BREAK
3/13 The Second Crusade
Read: Crusades, chapters 6-8
3/15 Into the Third Crusade
Read: Crusades, chapters 9-13
3/22 Read: The Bishop’s Palace, introduction and chapter1
3/27 Read: The Bishop’s Palace, chapter 2
3/29 Read: The Bishop’s Palace, chapter 3
4/3 Read: The Bishop’s Palace, part II.and chapter 4
4/5 Read: The Bishop’s Palace, chapter 5
Easter Break begins at 5:35 on Thursday, April 5th, through April 9th
4/10 Read: The Bishop’s Palace, chapter 6 and Conclusion
Take home final is due by 3:30 Monday April 16 in my office.
The professor reserves the right to make changes to syllabus, and will notify students when she does so.