History of Medieval and Early Modern Society
Course code
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Kesk- ja varauusaegne maailm
Course title in English
History of Medieval and Early Modern Society
ECTS credits
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lecturer of 2022/2023 Autumn semester
Not opened for teaching. Click the study programme link below to see the nominal division schedule.
lecturer of 2022/2023 Spring semester
Priit Raudkivi (language of instruction:Estonian)
Course aims
To create preconditions for the formation of knowledge base for understanding the key problems of medieval and early modern history in the frame-work of the main historiographic trends. Widen knowledge-network for orientation in the advancement of material culture. Expand the skills of understanding era-centered world perception and material culture as impact factors in the development of visual culture.
Brief description of the course
Main historiographic trends in understanding the history of the middle-Ages and Early-Modern period. The spread of Christianity and its unifying effect in European history. The genesis and development of the feudal relations. European expansion: the Crusades and the Age of discovery. Signs of the crisis in the Catholic Church. The reformation and counter-reformation. Advancement of material culture and technology. Changes in world-perception though centuries and its impact on the development of visual culture. Lectures, seminars, practical training.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- is able to analyze and evaluate interpretations of the transition from the Antiquity to the Middle Ages and from the Middle Ages to the Early-modern period in European history;
- owns understanding of the regional differences of political and socio-economic development of the European society and its setting;
- masters the basic chronology;
- comprehends the connectedness of world perception with the elements of material and visual culture.
Priit Raudkivi