HISTORY 735 A & B
Saints and Sinners c.300-800 CE
Explores developing ideas of sanctity and sinfulness in western Europe between c. 300 and 800. Main focus is on Christianity, but the course also touches on ideas within Jewish and polytheist traditions. Topics include martyrdom, asceticism, cult of saints and relics, idea of the Devil, demonisation of misbehaviour and the role of literature in creating concepts of sanctity and sin.
To complete this course students must enrol in HISTORY 735 A and B.
Not taught in 2024
HISTORY 735A: 15 points
HISTORY 735B: 15 points