Saints And Society In Early England, C600-1150 HIST4121

  • Academic Session: 2014-15
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 60
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

This special subject will explore major themes in the social, political, cultural and religious history of early medieval England through the lens of saints' cults. The following themes form the core areas of study: cults and conversion; kingship and martyrdom; gender and holiness; miracles and healing; pilgrims and patronage; official and unofficial religion


Twice weekly across both semesters. Tutor to determine when being taught

Requirements of Entry

Successful completion of junior honours in History

Excluded Courses





Assessment will be conducted by the submission of two essays (2000 words each) 0% each, two seminar papers (6% each), assessment of in-seminar performance ( 2 x 4%) and by two 2-hgour exams, one on core materials and the second on historical questions more generally. The exam consists of two papers equally weighted at 30% of the assessment for each paper

Main Assessment In: April/May