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HIST 550 01 (10892) /MDVL552
Medieval Social History
Paul Freedman
T 1.30-3.20 HGS 401
Fall 2012 
 
Aspects of the social history of the Middle Ages. The bonds holding together societies with weak states and frequent local wars. Topics include the peasantry, definitions of noble status, the growth of towns, gender, the church in society. Attention is given to both the material conditions and mental constructs of Europe between about 1000 and 1500. Reading or research seminar.