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Washington and Lee University    
  Dec 15, 2017
2017-2018 University Catalog
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CLAS 224 - The World of Late Antiquity

Credits: 3

This course introduces students to the historical period between the close of the ancient world and the rise of the Middle Ages ca. 250 to 650 AD). Students read primary sources and explore the historical evidence in order to investigate the reigning historical model of "Decline and Fall" inherited from Edward Gibbon and others, and study the development of Christianity and Judaism during this period. Finally, the course investigates the formation of Europe and the rise of Islam. Staff.

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