History 1100-Honors

Ancient and Medieval Europe

 

Christopher Oldstone-Moore

Millett 368

christopher.oldstone-moore@wright.edu

Office Hours: T/Th 1:00-2:00; 3:30-4:00

 

Requirements                Art Page              Paper Topics      Guide to Essay

 

 

Date

Session

Reading

Assignments

Tues. Jan 9

Introduction –Civilization Begins

 

 

Thurs. Jan 11

Ancient Cities

Backman, ch. 1 to p. 21

                Ch. 2 to p. 44

Hammurabi's Code

 Question Set A

Tues. Jan 16

Hebrew Religious Revolution

Backman, ch. 3 to p. 84

Exodus

 

Thurs. Jan 18

King David and Prophetic History

Backman, ch. 3 pp. 88-90

II Samuel

Jeremiah

 

Tues. Jan 23

Greek Polis

Backman, ch. 4

 

Thurs. Jan 25

Athens

Backman, ch. 5 to p. 144

Pericles, Funeral Oration

 

Tues. Jan 30

Classical Culture

Backman, ch. 5 (pp. 144-57)

 

Thurs. Feb 1

On Trial:

Socrates: Truth or Treason?

Plato's Apology

 

Tues. Feb 6

Hellenistic Greece

Backman, ch. 5 from p. 157

 

Thurs. Feb 8

Exam 1

 

 

Tues. Feb 13

NO CLASS

Select Paper Topic/ Discuss with Prof

Question Set B

Thurs. Feb 15

Rise and Fall of the Roman Republic

Backman, ch. 6 to p. 192

 

Tues. Feb 20

Augustus secures the Empire

Backman, ch. 6 from p. 192

Mellor: 16-37

          docs:  7, 14  23, 26, 32, 36

 

Thurs. Feb 22

On Trial:

Augustus: Preserver or Destroyer?

Mellor: 40-47

          docs: 55, 57

 

 

SPRING BREAK

 

 

Tues. Mar 6

Christian Rome

Backman, ch. 8

 

Thurs. Mar 8

Europe Emerges

Backman, ch. 10 to p. 331

Tues. Mar 13

On Trial:

Sword or Spirit?

Backman, ch. 10 from 331 to 335

Dictatus Papae

 

Thurs. Mar 15

Christianity and Islam

Backman, ch. 9 to p. 297

Rubenstein, pp. 1-9;

                      docs 1 & 3

First Page &

Bibliography

Tues. Mar 20

Miracle of First Crusade

Rubenstein, pp. 9-20

                     docs. 16, 21, 30, 39

 

Thurs. Mar 22

Legacy of Crusades

Rubenstein, pp. 20-24

                      docs. 46, 49, 50, 51, 53

 

Tues. Mar 27

Exam 2

 

 

Thurs. Mar 29

Medieval Culture

Backman, ch. 11 to p. 367

Question Set C

Tues. Apr 3

On Trial:

Can love and marriage coexist?

Lovers' Trial

 

Thurs. Apr 5

Lancelot

Lancelot: Knight of the Cart

 

Tues. Apr 10

Late Middle Ages

Backman, ch. 11 (pp. 367-78)

Essay Due

Thurs. Apr 12

Disaster

Boccaccio, Petrarch, Vennette

 

Tues. Apr 17

On Trial:

Joan of Arc—Saint or Witch?

Trial of Joan of Arc

 

Thurs. Apr 19

Renaissance

Backman, ch. 12 to p. 417

 

Thurs. Apr 26

Exam 3  10:15 am