Origins of European Society
Term: Spring 2021 - Full Term (02/01/2021 - 05/11/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Times & Locations
|10:10am - 11:00am
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.