SCHEDULE OF WEEKLY READINGS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Jan 21, 23, 25 Words
Koenigsberger, 1-89 omitting pp. 60-3II. Intro Survey B.
Visit Hadrians Wall or its Roman Fort at Vindolanda on the Anglo-Scots border
Or visit a town at the other end of the world, Ephesus, in modern Turkey
But Rome was the center of everything!
The poet Horace lived in a Villa not far away and wrote (among much else) a a children's tale you may know
Jan 28, 30; Feb 1 Words
Koenigsberger, 89-197, omitting pp. 106-10, 159-62, 175-8III. Intro Survey C.
Irish round towers: try Clomacnoise
The best recent Viking exhibit in this country was the 2000 one in DC which contained a number of items from Cornell's own Fiske Collection. A tiny sample can be viewed online.
Feb 7, 9, 11 Words
Koenigsberger, 197-280, omitting pp. 269-78IV. Intro Survey D.
The Historical Atlas c. 800, 900 etc. helps a lot with the breakup of the Carolingian Empire
Richard Landes on the Peace of God
The Millenium, 1000, 1033, Owls & Roosters!
Animated Bayeux Tapestry But cf. Koenigsberger, 154-5 for William lifting his visor
Feb 14, 16, 18 Words
Koenigsberger, 281-387, omitting pp. 315-24, 379-85V. Intro Survey Concluded
Feb 21, 23, 25
Koenigsberger, 106-10, 159-62, 175-8, 315-24 Words
This week's discussion text is from the Würzburg Chronicle
Reading(s) on "Feudalism
YOU CAN GET SOME HELP BY CLICKING HERE
for IDs and Quotations
The seven Liberal Arts include (as well as the more trivial Trivium) the Quadrivium
Feb 28; Mar 2, 4
Hamilton, Part I
Peters, chaps. 12, 14, 18 covers the conventional "Church" History largely omitted by Hamilton
But Hamilton also largely omits a less approved topic, thoughts of the Apocalypse, so ==> PRESS HERE FOR OWLS & ROOSTERS!
VII. Religion B. Words
PRELIM EXAM! to be returned Mon March 7
You need to agree with me your topic for the Term Paper around now
Hamilton, Part II, and chap. 14.
The Douai translation of the Vulgate
Pilgrimage Road to Santiago of Compostella and much more
Guibert of Nogent on Relics and Popular Saints' Cults
Angels?, and then (maybe!) there is the question of how many can dance on a pinhead
VIII. Economics 1.
Mar 14, 16. No Class Friday!
Lopez, chaps. 1-3
sources on Economic Life
SPRING BREAK, March 19-28
Lopez, chaps. 4-6
Bouchard, 231-43, 302-4, 306-8
Peters, chap. 17
HERE for The Black Death in Italy or HERE
for a different site that also offers the Decameron and much else
ORB Has an excellent technology
section to consult. It will also take you to the Medieval
Try at least The Great Stirrup Controversy
There is Wikipedia entry on the manuscript Plan of St. Gall and a nice reproduction in facsimile .
St. Gall Plan has its own site with all kinds of resources for the serious! See what UCLA makes of it. There is a fold-out illustration of what it might have looked like had it ever been built, in The Dark Ages, ed. Talbot Rice [CB351. R49 1965++], along with much else of interest.
Friday: Video: "The Sorceress"
based on Jean-Claude Schmitt, The Holy Greyhound: Guinefort, Healer of Children (Reserve)
and Schmitt's source, a section from a Dominican Inquisitor's moral treatise
XII. Culture 2: Music
C. Page, The Owl and the Nightingale, chap.
Peters, 240 for Hildegarde of Bingen
OTHER MINOR ASSIGNMENT
XIII. Societies Organized for Warfare?
Bouchard, 184-9, 198-200
COMPANY TREBUCHET PAGE
Is this the place to talk about Horses? Consider all the tack required to use them, but also the Sidesaddles for Ladies.
Ring of Steel Weapons Demonstration
Wednesday, April 27
Orals around now, TBA
WEDNESDAY, May 4: "FICTION FROM HISTORY" PAPER DUE!
STUDY PERIOD Sunday May 8 to Wednesday May 11
EXAM PERIOD Thursday May 11 to Friday May 20