Christianising The West C700-C.950 HIST4066

  • Academic Session: 2014-15
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

This is not a course on church history but on the socio-religious history of Europe. It examines how missionaries and war-lords imposed Christian orthodoxy on pagan societies in Germany and Scandinavia and how that orthodoxy coped with religious and cultural challenges within the heartlands of Christianity, Paganism, magic, 'superstition', the cult of relics, baptism and funeral rituals, rather than theological disputes, are this course's main concerns.

Timetable

Two one-hour sessions per week; This is one of the honours options in History and may not run every year

Requirements of Entry

Available to all students fulfilling requirements for Honours entry into History, and by arrangement to visiting students or students of other Honours programmes

Excluded Courses

None

Assessment

One essay (1500-2000 words in length) represents 20%; one oral seminar paper (800 words) equal to 6%; seminar contribution represents 4%; 1 x 120minutes duration exam in April/May diet represents 70%

Main Assessment In: April/May