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HIST 304 - The Dark Ages, Summer 2008

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Professor Aidan Breen, Ph.D.

University of Boston - Massachusetts

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Course Structure: Two hour long classes - three times a week

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Course Description

Beginning with the decline of the Roman Empire, this course discusses German, Muslim, Viking and Magyar invasions, the development of Catholicism in Western Europe and of Eastern Orthodoxy in the Byzantine Empire, the Arabic contribution to mathematics, science, and philsophy and the institutions of feudalism and manorialism. The course concludes with the economic, demographic and urban revival which began around 1000 AD.