Medieval Troy

Queen Mary, University of London

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Medieval Troy

  • Host University

    Queen Mary, University of London

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Classics, English, History

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Credits: 15.0
    Overlap: None
    Prerequisite: None

    The ancient story of the Trojan war and the fall of Troy was current in the Middle Ages in many versions.
    Chaucer experimented with it in the form of Troilus and Criseyde, an account of the betrayal of the Trojan
    prince Troilus by Criseyde. This module will begin with a study of Chaucer's poem (in Middle English), and
    its use of ancient history to focus issues of moment in England in the late fourteenth century. It will
    continue with investigations of two fifteenth-century poems, John Lydgate's Troy Book and Robert Henryson's
    Testament of Cresseid, both of which respond to Chaucer's writing while at the same time exploring in
    other ways the matter of Troy.

    Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
    Level: 6

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