HIST501 Power and Propaganda in the European ReformationsUpdated: 10 December 2019
|Offering||Not offered in 2020|
Intensive schools are for students enrolled in Online Mode only, unless specified in the notes.
|Supervised Exam||There is no supervised examination.|
|Pre-requisites||candidature in a postgraduate award|
When HIST501 is offered online and where there is no on campus teaching, the unit will run as a reading/research unit. All students in on campus and online modes are encouraged to attend the intensive school, which will cover the entire trimesters work. This will involve face-to-face lectures and tutorials.
- Power and Propaganda in the European Reformations
|Coordinator(s)||Thomas Fudge (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
At the end of the Middle Ages massive upheavals changed the face of Europe. Historians refer to these as the Renaissance and Reformation. This unit examines the latter in terms of the forces (political, social and theological) which created conflict, affected social change and shattered the unity of religious practice. The unit contextualises these events within the history of Christianity by examining their medieval roots and new visions. The unit seeks to explore and explain the phenomenal success of the Reformation by looking closely at its propagation. Pamphlet literature, popular iconography, public disputations and theological writings are examined. The unit pays particular attention to Martin Luther and to the varieties of radical reforms in Germany and Central Europe.
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|Disclaimer||Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.|
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|Learning Outcomes (LO)||
Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to: