|Spring Term 2015 Violence in Medieval and Early Modern Europe - 3336 - HIST 431
Prerequisites/Notes: Junior standing or consent of instructor
Catalog Description : A chronological and thematic examination of the understandings, uses, and effects of violence between roughly 1000 and 1800. Structured loosely around changing distinctions between licit and illicit forms of violence, the course will explore the transition from reliance upon self-help to well-articulated systems of jurisdiction at different levels of society. Topics will include warfare (feud, conflict among states, mercenaries, standing armies), jurisprudence (interrogation, torture, public execution), revolt (riot, rebellion), and interpersonal violence (criminal behavior, retribution). Readings will include a wide variety of documentary materials and scholarship. (E) Fulfills seminar requirement.
Attributes: Humanities Div GER (01cr), BM Humanities (01cr), Advanced Course