HIST309 Heretics and Dissenters in Medieval Europe, 1000-1500Updated: 29 March 2018
|Offering||Not offered in 2019|
Intensive schools are for students enrolled in Online Mode only, unless specified in the notes.
|Supervised Exam||There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The paper-based exam will be held at an established exam venue, and coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.|
|Pre-requisites||12cp in ANCH or HINQ or HIST or RELS or any 24cp or candidature in a postgraduate award|
(Only when available in Trimester 3) Both on campus and online students are encouraged to attend the intensive school which will cover the entire trimesters work. This will involve face-to-face lectures and tutorials.
|Coordinator(s)||Thomas Fudge (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
Heresy was considered a crime threatening the medieval moral universe. Between 1000 and 1500 religious and social dissent increased. Some heretics were considered so dangerous to social stability that authorities implemented policies of crusade, inquisition and burning at the stake to contain the threat. This unit examines dissenters in context, situates them historiographically, investigates origins, beliefs and practices, and delineates influence. Who became medieval heretics and dissenters and why? Why was dissent considered so problematic and why did authorities fail to counter that problem effectively? The unit will focus on movements such as Cathars, Templars, Lollards, Waldensians, Strigolniks and Hussites, their repression and lasting significance.
|Materials||Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.|
|Disclaimer||Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.|
|Learning Outcomes (LO)||
Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to: