Module Identifier HY31020  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Dr Phillipp R Schofield  
Semester Intended for use in future years  
Next year offered N/A  
Next semester offered N/A  
Other staff Dr Bjorn K U Weiler  
Mutually Exclusive HY31820 , HY31120  
Course delivery Lecture   18 Hours  
  Seminars / Tutorials   4 Hours (2 x 2 hours)  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam2 Hours  70%
Semester Assessment Essay: 2 x 2,500 word essays  30%

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


This module is at CQFW Level 6