Module Identifier HY31020  
Academic Year 2006/2007  
Co-ordinator Professor Phillipp R Schofield  
Semester Semester 1  
Other staff Dr Karen Stoeber  
Mutually Exclusive HY31120 , HY31620  
Course delivery Lecture   2 x 1 hour lecture per week  
  Seminars / Tutorials   (2 x 2 hours)  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam2 Hours 1 X 2 HOUR CLOSED EXAMINATION  70%
Semester Assessment 1 X 2,500 WORD ESSAY  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