Module Identifier HY31020  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Dr Phillipp Schofield  
Semester Intended for use in future years  
Next year offered N/A  
Next semester offered N/A  
Other staff Dr Bjorn Weiler  
Mutually Exclusive HY31820 , HY31120  
Course delivery Lecture   20 Hours  
  Seminars / Tutorials   4 Hours (2 x 2 hours)  
Assessment Essay   2 x 2,500 word essays   30%  
  Exam   2 Hours   70%  

Brief description

The Survey modules aim to provide students with a broad lecture-based introduction to an historical period and/or theme. Each Single Honours student will be required to choose one of these modules.

To introduce the issues raised by the history of the church in the later middle ages and to provide a broad survey of religious and ecclesiastical activity and its social and political impact in Western Europe between the Fourth and Fifth Lateran Councils. The structure is intended to provide for the analysis of themes within a chronological framework.

The module identifies the nature and characteristics of the medieval church and the place it occupied in contemporary spiritual life, assesses its impact on, and relationship with, secular politics and social issues and explores the main areas in which orthodox members of the church felt themselves to be challenged.

Reading Lists

** Recommended Text
R.N. Swanson. (1995) Religion and Devotion in Europe, c. 1215-1515. Cambridge
R.W. Southern. (1974) Western Society and the Church. London