HIST 388: Topics in European History

HIST 388-DL3: Medieval Irish Art & Culture
(Fall 2021)


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Section Information for Fall 2021

This course explores the rich history, art, and culture of Ireland from the early Christian period in 700 to the early Tudor rule by England in 1500. We will begin the course by exploring the monastic communities at sites such as Clonmacnoise, Glendalough, and Iona, peer onto the pages of the Book of Kells, and unravel the knotwork of the Tara Brooch and Ardagh Chalice. The Viking raids will transform our study of Ireland as a major trade center and redefine the importance of Dublin. Heroic battles of Brian Boru shift our focus to the resurgence of Christian reforms and set the scene for the creation of St. Patrick’s cathedral. The course ends with a study of the Norman and early Tudor English attempts at securing Ireland, from the battles of Strongbow to the legal decrees of Richard the II and his successors.

HIST 388 DL2 is a distance education section that meets asynchronously.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Study of historical topics or periods of special interest. Notes: Topics announced in advance. May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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