2014-2015 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog
HNR 324 - Worlds of Late Antiquity
Explores geopolitical and cultural transformation in the Mediterranean and the Near East from roughly 300 to 800 C.E. Topics include the rise of Christianity and Islam, the later Roman state and army, "barbarian" invasions, Byzantium and Persia, personal piety and ecclesiastical controversy, urban life and the foundation of Constantinople. Offered fall semesters, even years. Prerequisites: Honors students with junior or senior status, or permission of the instructor.