|1||Introduction (or possibly a rant): what the Middle Ages are not||There is no specific reading for this class session. However, everyone should come with a favorite fictional medieval moment well in mind. Possible sources for such things are the movies, fantasy literature, "historical" romance novels, the theater, New Yorker cartoons, etc.|
|2||Disintegration of the Roman Empire||Augustine. The City of God. New York, NY: Modern Library, 2000. ISBN: 9780679783190. (Especially Parts One, Three, and Five)|
|3||Regularization of Monastic Life|
Rule of St. Benedict. Chapters 1-7, pp. 19-33, 39-40, and 48-51. A version of The Holy Rule of St. Benedict is available through St. Benedict's Abbey, Atchison, Kansas.
Dialogues of Gregory I. (In reader)
|4||Conversion of the Franks||Gregory of Tours. The History of the Franks. Translated by Lewis Thorpe. Baltimore, MD: Penguin, 1976. ISBN: 9780140442953.|
|5||Conversion of England and the North|
Bede. Ecclesiastical History of the English People. New York, NY: Penguin, 1991. ISBN: 9780140445657.
Correspondence of St. Boniface. (In reader)
|6||Persistence of Nordic Paganism||Beowulf. Verse Translation by Seamus Heaney. New York, NY: Norton, 2001. ISBN: 9780393975802.|
|7||The Carolingian Court||Charlemagne's Courtier: The Complete Einhard. Translated by Paul Edward Dutton. Orchard Park, NY: Broadview Press, 1998. ISBN: 9781551111346. (Read in particular "The Life of Charlemagne", "The Charters", and "The Translation and the Miracles.")|
|8||Conflict with Byzantium||"Liuprandus of Cremora." In Embassy to Constantinople. Translated by F. A. Wright. Rutland, VT: C.E. Tuttle Co. , 1993. ISBN: 9780460872355.|
|9||Crusading: or the Making of a Saint||"Joinville." In The Life of St. Louis. New York, NY: Sheed and Ward, 1955.|
|10||Female Saints: Music and the Visionary||"Hildegarde of Bingen." In Secrets of God. Boston, MA: Shambhala, 1996. ISBN: 9781570621642.|
|11||Love, Logic, and the Politics of the Intellectual life||Clanchy, M.T. ed. The Letters of Abelard and Heloise. New York, NY: Penguin, 2004. ISBN: 9780140448993.|
|12||The Wider Medieval World||Dunn. Ross. The Adventures of Ibn Battuta. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2004. ISBN: 9780520243859.|