Europe, 1000-1250: War, Government and Society in the Age of the Crusades

Trinity College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Europe, 1000-1250: War, Government and Society in the Age of the Crusades

  • Host University

    Trinity College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    European Studies, History, Political Science, Sociology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

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

    This module deals with social and political change in Europe during the two-and-a-half centuries of the development of the crusading movement. It focuses in particular on the internal development of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Byzantium (the Eastern Christian empire based on Constantinople) and the crusading colonies in the Near East. The most important themes are the development of royal and imperial authority, the structure of aristocratic society, rebellion and the threat of political disintegration, warfare as a primary function of the secular ruling class and the impact of war on the development of European institutions.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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