HISTORY 2620


SCHEDULE OF WEEKLY READINGS AND ASSIGNMENTS

I. Intro Survey A.
Jan 21, 23, 25                                                                                           Words
Koenigsberger, 1-89 omitting pp. 60-3

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

II. Intro Survey B.
Jan 28, 30; Feb 1                                                                                      Words
Koenigsberger, 89-197, omitting pp. 106-10, 159-62, 175-8

Lindisfarne pictures
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.
III. Intro Survey C.
Feb 7, 9, 11                                                                                                Words
Koenigsberger, 197-280, omitting pp. 269-78

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
IV. Intro Survey D.
Feb 14, 16, 18                                                                                             Words       

Valentine's Day

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Koenigsberger, 281-387, omitting pp. 315-24, 379-85
V. 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

Peters, 206-10
Reading(s) on "Feudalism
TIME TO START REVIEWING FOR THE PRELIM

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for IDs and  Quotations

The seven Liberal Arts include (as well as the more trivial Trivium) the Quadrivium

Click here for an explanation of Glossing
and here for an
 Englished illustration

For some beautiful illustrated examples of Glossing,
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Click here, for a more technical set of Roman law  glosses
VI. Religion A.                                                                                                 Words
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!
PRELIM EXAM! to be returned Mon March 7

You need to agree with me your topic for the Term Paper around now

VII. Religion B.                                                                                               Words  Mar 7, 9, 11                                                                Take-home Prelim back!

Hamilton, Part II, and chap. 14.

The Douai translation of the Vulgate New Testament

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

Video: "Cathedral"

VIII. Economics 1.

Mar 14, 16. No Class Friday!

Lopez, chaps. 1-3        

Primary sources on Economic Life                                                          Words

  SPRING BREAK, March 19-28

IX. Economics 2. Mar 28, 30; Apr 1                     

Lopez, chaps. 4-6

Bouchard, 231-43, 302-4, 306-8
Peters, chap. 17

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X. Technology Apr 4, 6, 8      Gies                                                                 Words

Bouchard, 304-11

ORB Has an excellent technology section to consult. It will also take you to the Medieval Technology Pages.
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.

MONDAY 4th: FIRST MINOR ASSIGNMENT (VIRTUAL GALLERY or GLOSS) DUE!
 

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

Food:           Lopez, 36-40    Bouchard, 97-8, 136, 148-51, 325    Peters, 124, 183-6, 329-31;
                    or check out The Medieval/Renaissance Food Homepage and Das Buch von Guter Spise
XI. Culture 1: Art & Architecture

         Apr 11. No formal classes Wed, Fri.


         Kessler
                        
  Words

             Koenigsberger, 60-3, 269-78

          Peters, 308-14
          Bouchard, 273-80, 316-8
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TERM PAPERS
IN BY MONDAY APRIL 18

XII. Culture 2: Music

Apr 18, 20, 22                                                                               
Words
Koenigsberger, 379-85

C. Page, The Owl and the Nightingale, chap. 7 (.pdf)
Peters, 240 for Hildegarde of Bingen

The Gregorian Chant web site
contains a load of information on medieval music,
plus a number of links from which you can download audio samples of chant
eg Latrobe University, or try Christusrex.org

THURSDAY 21st: OTHER MINOR ASSIGNMENT (GLOSS or VIRTUAL GALLERY) DUE!

XIII. Societies Organized for Warfare?

Apr 25, 27, 29

Readings to be circulated

Bouchard, 184-9, 198-200

There ius a recent and excellent collective textbook, Medieval Warfare: A History, ed. Maurice Keen, parts of which are available online.
Another good book that can be scanned in part online is Helen Nicholson, Medieval warfare: Theory and Practice of War in Europe, 300-1500

The best Military History site is De Re Militari.

THE GREY 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


XIV. Culture 3: Warfare and A Little Literature.

        May 2, 4, 6                                                                                Wednesday: Playreading of "Le Miracle de Theophile"

                                                                                                       Words   


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   
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