Readings in Medieval History (500-1400 A.D.)
Instructor: Thomas Banks
Wednesdays, 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern
High School year runs from August 14th, 2023 through May 10, 2024 or Self-Paced
REQUIRED TEXTS (WITH LINKS)
Boethius' Consolation of Philosophy (Walsh Translation, Oxford World's Classics)
Early Christian Lives (Carolinne White translation (Penguin))
Einhard and Notker’s Two Lives of Charlemagne (David Ganz translation (Penguin))
Bede’s Ecclesiastical History of the English People (Leo Sherley Price translation (Penguin))
Froissart’s Chronicles (Geoffrey Brereton translation (Penguin))
Norman Cantor’s The Civilization of the Middle Ages (Harper)
2/13/23 - Pre-Registration for Current Families Begins
2/20/23 - Pre-Registration Ends
3/1/23 - Registration for New Families Begins
5/31/23 - Last Day to Request Full Refund (Minus Deposit)
6/1/23 - Full Tuition Due
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The collapse of the western Roman Empire marked the end of one world and the beginning of another. In this course students will be introduced to the formation of Christian Europe and its development over the course of nearly ten centuries. Students will be immersed in the kings, queens, soldiers, thinkers, monks, pilgrims and popes of the Medieval world, and will develop a fuller understanding of the period’s achievements, failures, and the reasons for its eventual end. It is recommended that students enrolled in this class also consider enrolling in the Medieval and Renaissance Literature course, which is taught by Ms. Angelina Stanford.
At the end of each semester, students will be evaluated based on an essay in which they will describe the significance of the Medieval historical experience and its lasting influence on later stages of western history. They will be expected to demonstrate a knowledge of the key men, women and events studied in this class and careful reading of the texts we have studied together.
All of our classes are available as self-paced classes. The self-paced option allows a student to view the classes on their own time. The content of the course is exactly the same, but there are no writing assignments and no grades issued for the high school courses. The self-paced option gives a student access to the streaming videos of the course for a full year. The classes are not discussion based and focus rather on the art and skill of reading well, and in the high school classes, on the Intellectual Tradition of a work. Students from all over the world choose the self-paced option.
Bundle with Medieval and Renaissance Literature at registration and save $50.
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