2022-2023 University Catalog 
    
    Nov 26, 2022  
2022-2023 University Catalog
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HIST 226 - Pillage, Peddling and Piety: Travel in the Middle Ages


FDR: HU Humanities Distribution
Credits: 3

Perhaps contrary to expectation, Medieval people traveled extensively for trade and profit, pilgrimage and piety, conquest and gain, and even for pleasure. These motives cut across the cultures of the medieval world to encompass Muslims, Christians, and Jews and led these people to places both proximate to and far distant from Europe. We explore the medieval world as a world that moved. To that end, in addition to some more traditional academic exercises, students create a group mapping project using a host of digital tools that can communicate movement, exchange, and interaction. Topics include pilgrimage, trade, economic systems, holy war, gender, race, and chivalry.



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