|| HY12520 |
|| AGE OF MAGNA CARTA-ENGLAND AND ITS NEIGHBOURS C1180-C1280 |
|| 2007/2008 |
|| Dr Bjorn K U Weiler |
|| Intended for use in future years |
|Next year offered
|| N/A |
|Next semester offered
|| N/A |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || |
|| Seminars / Tutorials || Seminar. |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours 2 HOUR, 2 QUESTION EXAMINATION ||70%|
|Semester Assessment|| 1 X 2,500 WORD ESSAY ||30%|
On completion of this module, students should be able to:
a) Identify and explain the key historiographical debates concerning the place of England within twelfth- and thirteenth-century Europe.
b) Demonstrate their knowledge of basic structural developments in England and Europe during the High Middle Ages.
c) Reflect critically on their own conceptions of the past, as well as the self-representation of past societies.
d) Analyse and evaluate a range of primary sources related to political, religious and `constitutional developments? in England and mainland Europe during the period 1180-1280.
e) Gather and sift appropriate items of historical evidence
f) Develop and sustain historical arguments ? in both oral (not assessed) and written work
g) Work both independently and collaboratively whilst being able to participate in group discussions (not assessed).
This module offers an introduction to the basic structures, developments, personalities and events which formed and conditioned European society during the High Middle Ages. Amon the issues discussed will be the question of national identity in England, Scotland and Wales during this period, the place of England within the broader cultural, political and social commonwealth which constituted medieval Europe, and the new structures and institutions, such as the Friars or the crusdades, which strengthened, symbolised, but also undermined this common outlook.
** Recommended Text
Bartlett, Robert (2000) England under the Norman and Angevin Kings
Oxford : Clarendon Press 0198227418
Clanchy, M.T. (1998) England and Its Rulers
Oxford; Malden, Mass : Blackwell 0631205578
DA Carpenter (1995) The Reign of Henry III
FM Powicke (1947) Henry III and the Lord Edward
Huscroft, Richard (2004) Ruling England
M Aurell (ed.) (2000) La Cour Plantagene (1154-1204); Noblesses de l'espace Plantagene (1154-1204)
MT Clanchy (1998) England and its Rulers
N Davies (1999) The Isles
SD Church (1998) King John: New Interpretations
Woodbridge (1983) Thirteenth-Centure England
This module is at CQFW Level 4