HIST 210 - The Early Middle Ages

Open Yale Courses - HIST 210: The Early Middle Ages (Fall 2011). This consists of 22 video lectures by Professor Paul H. Freedman. Major developments in the political, social, and religious history of Western Europe from the accession of Diocletian to the feudal transformation. Topics include the conversion of Europe to Christianity, the fall of the Roman Empire, the rise of Islam and the Arabs, the "Dark Ages," Charlemagne and the Carolingian renaissance, and the Viking and Hungarian invasions. (from oyc.yale.edu)

Lecture 01 - Course Introduction: Rome's Greatness and First Crises
Lecture 02 - The Crisis of the Third Century and the Diocletianic Reforms
Lecture 03 - Constantine and the Early Church
Lecture 04 - The Christian Roman Empire
Lecture 05 - St. Augustine's Confessions
Lecture 06 - Transformation of the Roman Empire
Lecture 07 - Barbarian Kingdoms
Lecture 08 - Survival in the East
Lecture 09 - The Reign of Justinian
Lecture 10 - Clovis and the Franks
Lecture 11 - Frankish Society
Lecture 12 - Britain and Ireland
Lecture 13 - Monasticism
Lecture 14 - Mohammed and the Arab Conquests
Lecture 15 - Islamic Conquests and Civil War
Lecture 16 - The Early Middle Ages, 284 - 1000: The Splendor of the Abbasid Period
Lecture 17 - The Early Middle Ages, 284 - 1000: The Crucial Seventh Century
Lecture 18 - The Early Middle Ages, 284 - 1000: The Splendor of Byzantium
Lecture 19 - The Early Middle Ages, 284 - 1000: Charlemagne
Lecture 20 - The Early Middle Ages, 284 - 1000: Intellectuals and the Court of Charlemagne
Lecture 21 - The Early Middle Ages, 284 - 1000: Crisis of the Carolingians
Lecture 22 - Vikings / The European Prospect, 1000


Web.. HIST 210: The Early Middle Ages
Professor Paul H. Freedman. Class Sessions. Downloads. Syllabus. Major developments in the political, social, and religious history of Western Europe from the accession of Diocletian to the feudal transformation.
oyc.yale.edu/history/hist-210