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Middle Ages: cultural history

Course Code :1041FLWGES
Study domain:History
Academic year:2020-2021
Semester:2nd semester
Contact hours:45
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Veerle Fraeters

3. Course contents *

The course consists of two parts. In Part I the students are made acquainted with the central categories of the medieval worldview (docent: Veerle Fraeters). It is organized according to the so-called 'great chain of being', the hierarchical worldview that deeply defines medieval cultural production. After an introduction the following themes are treated : (a) God, angels and demons, (2) cosmos and earth, (3) time and history, (4) body and soul, (5) word and image. The chronological focus is 1000-1400.  Narrative and visual sources of the Low Countries are given special attention, with  the multiple genre of the medieval encyclopedia being the prime source type.
Part II consists of a case study. 2019-20: Female Visionaries: from inner seeing to public voice (docent Veerle Fraeters).