1 Introduction (or possibly a rant): What the Middle Ages are not  
2 Disintegration of the Roman Empire  
3 Regularization of Monastic life  
4 Conversion of the Franks  
5 Conversion of England and the North  
6 Persistence of Nordic Paganism  
7 The Carolingian Court Preliminary bibliographies due for final project
8 Conflict with Byzantium  
9 Crusading: or the Making of a Saint  
10 Female Saints: Music and the Visionary Literature review due (5 pages)
11 Love, Logic, and the Politics of the Intellectual Life  
12 The Wider Medieval World  

Last Class

Opportunity for Presentation of Student Papers

Final paper drafts due 3 days after session 13