Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018
HST 318 Themes in Byzantine History
4 hours; 4 credits
This course examines themes in the history and culture of the medieval Eastern Roman or Byzantine Empire (Byzantium). It discusses important political, social, and cultural developments; analyzes the catalysts for change, both internal and external; discusses the interaction of Roman political ideology, Christianity, and ancient Greek culture; and assesses the impact of Byzantium on other cultures as well as on its own peoples. For History majors and minors, this is designated as a pre-1700 history course.
Prerequisites: Any 200-level history course and ENG 151
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