Medieval World

The following 2017-2018 courses count for concentration credit in the Medieval World field.

In most cases, this means that at least 50% of the material in the course relates directly to the student’s field. If you find a course that you think is well-suited to your own particular course of study, but that does not appear on the list, please petition the Committee on Instruction for credit, keeping in mind the 50% guideline.

Look to the key below to determine which courses can count towards specific field requirements. Click on the requirement term to see a short list of courses that fulfill that field requirement. If you have any questions, please direct them to Assistant Director of Studies Alan Niles.

Key to Requirements:


Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding 51. The Cosmos of the Divine Comedy. Pertile. TIS SPR IC

Celtic Languages and Literatures 101. Irish Heroic Saga. Nagy. TIS 

Celtic Languages and Literatures 103. The Celts. McKenna. HIS  

Celtic Languages and Literatures 105. [The Folklore of Gaelic Ireland]. TBA. TIS 

Celtic Languages and Literatures 106. [The Folklore of Gaelic Scotland]. Sumner. TIS 

Celtic Languages and Literatures 109. Finn: The Great Gaelic Hero. Sumner. TIS 

Celtic Languages and Literatures 120. [Food and Fantasy in Irish Tradition]. Nagy.   

Celtic Languages and Literatures 137. [Celtic Mythology]. Nagy. TIS 

Celtic Languages and Literatures 138. The Mabinogion: Stories from Medieval Wales. McKenna. TIS 

Celtic Languages and Literatures 184. [The Táin]. TBA. TIS 

Celtic Languages and Literatures 194. [The World of the Celtic Bard]. McKenna. TIS 

Chinese History 113. Society and Culture of Late Imperial China. Szonyi. HIS  

Chinese Literature 114. Introduction to Premodern Chinese Literature. Tian. TIS 

Classical Studies 140. Stories from Byzantium: Medieval Greek Literature in Translation. Riehle. TIS 

Comparative Literature 114. [Mysticism and Literature]. TBA. TIS SPR

Comparative Literature 157. [From Type to Self in the Middle Ages]. Giron Negron. TIS 

Comparative Literature 193. [What's Love Got to Do With It; Love Poetry of the Middle Ages and Early Modernity]. TBA. TIS 

Culture and Belief 38. Apocalypse Then! Forging the Culture of Medieval Rus'. Flier. HIS TIS SPR IC

English 102G. Introduction to Old English: Biblical Literature. Donoghue. TIC SPR

English 103G. Old English: Working with Manuscripts. Donoghue.  TIC 

English 110FF. Medieval Fanfiction. TBA. TIC 

English 40. Arrivals: British Literature, 700-1700. Donoghue. TIS

English 40GT. Arrivals: British Literature, 700-1700. Teskey. TIS

English 90MK. Medieval Women and the Problem of Knowledge. Watson. TIC SPR

English 90MNM. Monsters and Marvels. TBA. TIC SPR

French 121. The Text of the Renaissance. Conley. TIC 

Government 1060. Ancient and Medieval Political Philosophy. Mansfield. SPR

History 1035. [Byzantine Civilization]. Angelov. HIS  

History 1046. Islamicate Societies to 1500. Adem. HIS SPR

History 1301. [Western Intellectual History II: The Prehistory of Modern Thought]. Hankins. SPR

History 14A. The Medieval Mediterranean: Conflict and Unity, Tradition and Innovation. Adem. HIS  

History 1878A. Ottoman State and Society I (1300-1550). Kafadar. HIS  

History 1925. [Europe and its Other(s)]. Herzog. HIS  

History 1946. Syria: History, Politics, and Religion. Adem. HIS SPR

History 70J. [Byzantium between the Crusades and the Islamic World, c.1100-c.1450]. Angelov. HIS  

History 80G. [Travelers to Byzantium]. Angelov. HIS  

History 88B. [Medieval History and Cinema]. Kafadar.   

History & Literature 90AN. God Save the Queen! Ruling Women from Rome to the Renaissance. Gilsdorf. HIS SPR IC

History & Literature 90CP. Boston and the World, 1600-1850. Niles. IC

History of Art & Architecture 138M. From Byzantium to the British Isles: The Materiality of Late Antiquity. Georganteli. HIS TIS 

History of Art & Architecture 143M. The Art of the Court of Constantinople. Kalavrezou. HIS TIS SPR

History of Art & Architecture 153M. The Art of Death: Funerary Monuments in the Mediterranean. Pereda. TIS SPR

History of Art & Architecture 161V. Rome: Eternal City. Connors. TIS 

History of Science 108. [Bodies, Sexualities, and Medicine in the Medieval Middle East]. Ragab. HIS  

Islamic Civilizations 135. Early and Medieval Islamic History, 600-1500. TBA. HIS SPR

Islamic Civilizations 146. [al-Ghazali: Theologian and Mystic]. El-Rouayheb. SPR

Islamic Civilizations 179. Critical Perspectives on the Dynamics and Development of Islam in Africa. Kane. HIS SPR

Italian 116. Visions of the Renaissance. Erspamer. HIS TIS 

Italian 156. Becoming Italian Scholars with Boccaccio and Petrarch. Axelrod. TIS 

Japanese Literature 124. [The Tale of Genji in Word and Image]. McCormick. TIS 

Medieval Latin 10. Introduction to Medieval Latin Literature. Yolles. TIS 

Medieval Studies 107. Authority and Invention: Medieval Art and Architecture. Smith. TIS 

Medieval Studies 111. Sex, Love, and Marriage in the Middle Ages. Gilsdorf. HIS  

Medieval Studies 117. English Legal History, 600-1600. Kamali. HIS  

Medieval Studies 119. [Constitutional and Legal History of Medieval Continental Europe]. TBA. HIS  

Persian 152. Literary and Visual Narrative in the Persian Epic Tradition. Landau. TIS 

Philosophy 117. Medieval Philosophy. McDonough. SPR

Religion 1426. Apocalpytic Literature from the Second Temple period to Byzantium and Early Islam. Bazzana. HIS SPR

Religion 1434. History of Western Christianity, 150-1100. Madigan. HIS SPR

Religion 1437. History of Western Christianity: 1100-1500. Madigan. HIS SPR

Religion 59. The Real Game of Thrones - Culture, Society, and Religion in the Middle Ages. Kirakosian. HIS TIS SPR

Societies of the World 41. Medieval Europe: History, Archaeology, and Archaeoscience. McCormick. HIS IC