OURSE WEEKLY TOPICS

 Week 1 (August 25-29): Introduction.

  Week 2 (September 1-5): Roman legacy [Wickham 9-27]

Week 3 (September 8-12): The kingdom of Italy [Wickham 28-63]

Week 4 (September 15-19): Economy and society [Wickham 80-114]

Week 5 (September 22-26): The South [Wickham 146-167]

Week 6 (September 29-October 3): The failure of the state [Wickham 168-193]

Week 7 (October 6-10): Cities and communes [Abulafia 168-193]
Week 8 (October 13-17): The Norman Kingdom of Sicily [Abulafia 58-81] Week 9 (October 20-24): Papal Italy [Abulafia 82-103] Week 10 (October 27-31): The "commercial revolution" and urban signorie [Abulafia 104-146] Week 11 (November 3-7): Family and daily life in medieval Italy [Abulafia 147-160 and 183-196] Week 12 (November 10-14): Rural Italy during the Middle Ages [Abulafia 161-182] Week 13 (November 17-21): Language and culture [Abulafia 197-211] Week 14 (November 24-28): Art in medieval Italy Week 15 (December 1-5): Greeks, Muslims, and Jews in medieval Italy [Abulafia 215-236] Week 16 (December 8-12): Sardinia and Corsica [Abulafia 237-250] December 18, 7:30-9:30: Final exam
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