A course on the exercise of power in Europe, ca. 750 - 1100 C.E In the absence of what we would call state or public institutions, power in the Early Middle Ages was personal, fluid, expressed through elaborate rituals, and tied closely to the land. Students will investigate these topics through a careful study of primary sources as well as the historical scholarship they have inspired.
Satisfies a major requirement in History.
Satisfies an Historical Thought requirement.