HIST 315 - From the Mediterranean to the Atlantic: Europe and the Sea from Late Antiquity to the Early Modern Era
Semester Offered: Second Semester
Credits (Range): 4 Hours
New course added 05.13.08.
Seas have been potent vectors for trade, cultural exchange and imperialism for Western Europe. This course investigates the shifting importance to Europeans of the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. We read primary sources including Renaissance merchant notebooks, medieval crusade accounts, and missionary writings as well as the well-developed secondary literature to examine the meaning of theses shifting seas in trade, politics, religion and culture. Enrollment limit: 15.
Instructor: S.M. Miller
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