HI 301 Women in the Middle Ages (3)
This course explores the unique roles and contributions made by women during the Middle Ages, an age that profoundly altered western civilization. Although operating in a society bounded in many ways by traditional roles, creative and powerful women provided significant contributions in the areas of religion, politics, literature, and business which helped to shape this pivotal period in history. This course explores these accomplishments as well as the larger medieval society in which these talented women operated. Topics include Matilda of Tuscany, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Blanche of Castile, Marie de France, Catherine of Sienna, and Joan of Arc.