Popular protest in late medieval Europe c.1200 - c.1450 HIST4187

  • 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

From primary sources in translation - chronicles, literary works, and archival sources such as the Patent and Close Rolls - the course will explore the forms and ideology of popular revolt - leadership, modes of communication, symbols, and uses of violence - as well as the forms of repression and violence of the state. It will examine how social relations changed and how subaltern classes may have influenced the development of the state, usually studied exclusively from the sources and views of the elites.


Taught weekly in a three-hour class with a short break in between two 90 sessions

Requirements of Entry

Successful completion of the honours programme in year three.

Excluded Courses





Assessment will be conducted by the submission of two essays (2000 words each, and 10% each), two seminar papers (6% each, c1500 words), assessment of in-seminar performance (2 c 4%), and by two 120 minute 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