Goal of the course is, first and foremost, to provide fundamental knowledge regarding medieval history, freeing the field of numerous preconceptions about this historical period. It will also be aimed at providing students with the critical skills to interpret an histographical topic.
The course is an introduction to medieval history (5th-15th centuries).
One manual of medieval history, and some historiographical texts, indicated during the course.
40 hours of classroom lectures; home study of lecture notes and recommended texts; oral exam.