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HIST012 PO - Saints and Society

When Offered: Last offered fall 2017.
Instructor(s): K. Wolf
Credit: 1

A history of Christian sanctity from the first to the thirteenth centuries. It is predicated on the belief that you can tell a lot about a past culture by the way it conceived of its heroes. The bulk of the readings are saints’ lives written by Christian hagiographers whose collective task it was to construct a timeless sense of Christian perfection out of a seemingly infinite variety of individual cases. Learning how to read these curious texts for the information they contain about the late antique/medieval mind-set is the principal challenge of the course. Letter grade only.
Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
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