HI 327 Age of Chivalry (3)
This course explores chivalry and its lasting legacy in the Western experience. The central focus is to understand the martial, aristocratic, and religious influences that came together during the central Middle Ages to form this unique way of life among a particular social class. A combination of primary and secondary sources are used to examine the degree to which the ideals of chivalry were practiced in real life and what led to the eventual decline of this cultural world. Topics include the medieval knight, tournaments, crusades, and courtly love.