HIST 435W (01) - Origins of European Society

Origins of European Society

Durham   Liberal Arts :: History
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Full Term (02/01/2021 - 05/11/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   35  
CRN: 56384
This course traces the contours of human experience in what has come to be called "Western Civilization," from its beginnings in the ancient Near East, Greece, and Rome, to the dawn of the modern global world in sixteenth-century Europe. Although topics will vary by instructor, all sections examine the myriad forms of social, political, religious, military, and economic organization that emerged in this rich tradition, Course meets the History major requirements for Group II. Writing intensive.
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Equivalent(s): HIST 435, HIST 435H
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course, Historical Perspectives(Disc)
Instructors: David Bachrach

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 MWF 10:10am - 11:00am HORT 210
Additional Course Details: 

The thematic focus of HIST 435 this semester will be on the institution of slavery in the western tradition. Slavery has played important economic, social, and political roles in societies ranging from the ancient Babylonians to modern times. Over the course of the semester, students will learn about the many different forms of slavery in the pre-modern West, including Western Asia, how contemporaries viewed slavery, and the day to day lives of slaves in numerous societies including classical Greece, the Roman Republic and Empire, and medieval Europe.