Unit 2: The Medieval Church

Week 5b:

Thursday 10/3: The Christenization of Rome

Reading:

Rosenwein, Short History: 24-32.

Porphyry: Against the Christians

Eusebius: Ecclesiastical History - conversion of Constantine

Theodosian Code XVI.i.2: Banning of Other Religions (379-395)

Jews and the Later Roman Law 315-531

Ambrose: Letter to Theodosius 390 - rebuke for massacre

St. Jerome: Against Vigilantius

Film: Bunuel, Luis, Simon of the Desert. [Reserve]

And for fun, too, there's:

 Lectures from Paul Freedman:

Constantine and the Early Church

Saint Augustine's Confessions

Week 6:

Monday 10/7: The Conversion of the North

Reading:

Rosenwein, Short History, 80-100.

Rule of St. Columba, 6th Cent.

Life of Saint Columban, By the Monk Jonas, 7th C.

The Venerable Bede, Ecclesiastical History of the English, Excerpts, 731

*Life of Balthildis

More information on Balthildis

*Material: Runestones in Uppsala, Morby, and Oland, Sweden, and Jelling, Denmark

Optional Medievalism: Seamus Heaney, Sweeney Astray or “Sweeney Redivivus" in Station Island. [Reserve]

More Paul Freedman Lectures:

England and Ireland

And...Here's that Interview with my friend from graduate school on people's views of Christ.  The newer version of piety is usually called "Affective Piety."  (And as a totally self-promoting shameless plug...these interviews have both a homepage and a facebook - so you can go like the facebook page if you feel like it...)

Thursday 10/10: Reformers - From the Monastery to the Papacy

Reading:

Rosenwein, Short History: 187-190; 193-195.

*The Rule of Saint Benedict, excerpts, ca. 530

*Charter of Abbey of Cluny

*Cistercian Order: Charta Caritatis.

Liutprand of Cremona (c.922-c.972): Report on Mission to Constantinople, 963

Synod of Charroux: Peace of God Proclaimed, 989.

Drogo of Terouanne: Truce of God , 1063

Gregory VII: Dictatus Papae, 1075

Paul Freedman Lectures:

Monasticism

Intellectuals and the Court of Charlemagne

Week 7:

Monday 10/14: New Forms of Religious Expression

Reading:

Rosenwein, Short History: 252-259; 280-295.

*The Rule of the Franciscan Order

*Music: Perotin, Examples of 4 part organum

Then choose one of the following to research and describe in Monday's class.  Consider how these various movements relate back to the reform movements of previous centuries (Cluny, Cistercians, Papal reform, etc.).  All books are in the library unless otherwise noted:

Cathars/Albigensians

Barber, Malcolm. The Cathars. The Medieval World. Harlow, England ; New York: Pearson Education, 200AD.
Moore, R. I. The Formation of a Persecuting Society: Power and Deviance in Western Europe, 950-1250. Oxford, UK ; New York, NY, USA: B. Blackwell, 1987.
Lambert, Malcolm. Medieval Heresy: Popular Movements from the Gregorian Reform to the Reformation. 2nd ed. Oxford, UK ; Cambridge, Mass., USA: B. Blackwell, 1992.
Pegg, Mark Gregory. A Most Holy War : The Albigensian Crusade and the Battle for Christendom. Pivotal Moments in World History. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.
Peters, Edward. Heresy and Authority in Medieval Europe: Documents in Translation. Middle Ages. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1980. (EBSCO Ebook)

Knightly Orders (Hospitallers, Mercedarians, Templars, Teutons...lots)

Luttrell, Anthony. Latin Greece, the Hospitallers and the Crusades, 1291-1440. Variorum Reprints CS158. London: Variorum Reprints, 1982.
“Ransoming Captives in Medieval Spain.”  http://libro.uca.edu/rc/captives.htm.
Riley-Smith, Louise, and Jonathan Simon Christopher Riley-Smith, eds. The Crusades, Idea and Reality, 1095-1274. Documents of Medieval History 4. London: E. Arnold, 1981.
Sarnowsky, Jürgen, ed. Mendicants, Military Orders, and Regionalism in Medieval Europe. Aldershot, Hants, England ; Brookfield, Vt: Ashgate, 1999.

Confraternaties

Eisenbichler, Konrad. The Boys of the Archangel Raphael : A Youth Confraternity in Florence, 1411-1785. Toronto [Ont.]: University of Toronto Press, 1998.  (EBSCO Ebook)
Henderson, John. Piety and Charity in Late Medieval Florence. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1997.

"Minor Orders" (Franciscans, Dominicans, Augustinians, Carmelites)

Grundmann, Herbert. Religious Movements in the Middle Ages: The Historical Links Between Heresy, the Mendicant Orders, and the Women’s Religious Movement in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Century, with the Historical Foundations of German Mysticism. Notre Dame ; London: Univiversity of Notre Dame Press, 1995.
Lawrence, C. H. The Friars: The Impact of the Early Mendicant Movement on Western Society. The Medieval World. London ; New York: Longman, 1994.
Sarnowsky, Jürgen, ed. Mendicants, Military Orders, and Regionalism in Medieval Europe. Aldershot, Hants, England ; Brookfield, Vt: Ashgate, 1999.
Tugwell, Simon, ed. Early Dominicans: Selected Writings. The Classics of Western Spirituality. New York: Paulist Press, 1982.

The Beguines

Bowie, Fiona, Oliver Davies, Hadewijch, Beatrijs, and Mechthild, eds. Beguine Spirituality: Mystical Writings of Mechthild of Magdeburg, Beatrice of Nazareth, and Hadewijch of Brabant. New York: Crossroad, 1990.
Grundmann, Herbert. Religious Movements in the Middle Ages: The Historical Links Between Heresy, the Mendicant Orders, and the Women’s Religious Movement in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Century, with the Historical Foundations of German Mysticism. Notre Dame ; London: Univiversity of Notre Dame Press, 1995.

Recommended

The Testament of Saint Francis, 1226

Film: Andrei Rublev, directed by Andrei Tarkovsky [Reserve]

Umberto Eco, “In Praise of Saint Thomas," in Travels in Hyperreality, 257-268. [Reserve]


Thursday 10/17: The Great Schism and the Proto-Reformations

Reading:

Rosenwein, Short History: 324-326; 342-349.

*The Condemnation of Wycliffe, 1382 and Wycliffe's Reply, 1384

Jan Hus (1372/73-1415): Final Declaration, July 1, 1415

*Martin Luther: Letter from Martin Luther to Pope Leo X

Alexander VI: Papal Bull: Inter Caetera, 1493

St. Francis Xavier: Letter on the Missions, to St. Ignatius de Loyola, 1549

Christopher Columbus: Letter to King and Queen of Spain, probably 1494

Poem: Pablo Neruda, "Madrid" in Spain in Our Hearts [Courses]

Friday 10/18 - Midnight: Second Paper Due

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