Module Details

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Title HISTORY AND HISTORY-WRITING IN THE MIDDLE AGES AND RENAISSANCE
Code HIST585
Coordinator Dr MJ Costambeys
History
Costa@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2019-20 Level 7 FHEQ First Semester 30

Aims

To introduce students to a range of key themes in the historiography of the middle ages and renaissance;

To consider how historians have studied the historiography of the middle ages and renaissance, with reference to particular texts or groups of texts;

To explore relevant concepts and approaches in the historiography of the middle ages and renaissance;

To engage in the critical evaluation of historical texts.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) A systematic knowledge and understanding of key themes in the history of the middle ages and renaissance.

(LO2) A systematic knowledge and understanding of key themes in the historiography of the middle ages and renaissance.

(LO3) An ability to engage with current historiographical and theoretical debates in an informed and critical manner.

(LO4) An ability to interpret and evaluate a range of primary sources, addressing questions of content, genre, authorship and audience.

(LO5) The enhancement of practical academic skills such as the compiling of bibliographies and the drafting and writing of essays.

(LO6) The enhancement of research-related skills such as literature searches, formulating and evaluating research questions, gathering and selecting evidence, and the critical reading of texts.

(S1) Structure, coherence, clarity and fluency of written expression

(S2) Structure, coherence, clarity and fluency of oral expression

(S3) Gathering, analysing and organising information

(S4) Team-working, respect for others reasoned views, flexibility and adaptability


Syllabus

 

Topics covered during the module may include:

Subversive Histories: Classicizing and Christian Historiography in Late Antiquity;

History-Writing and Hagiography in the Post-Roman “Barbarian” Kingdoms;

History and History-writing in early medieval Ireland;

History-writing and the Carolingian empire;

History and History-writing in Viking Age England;

Thomas More’s Utopia: Humanist Learning and the Future of Politics;

Writing History in Late Medieval France;

Writing History in Reformation England;

The historiography of the Morisco uprisings and expulsion from Iberia;

History, biography and truth in the Middle Ages;

Historia Magistra Vitae: History, humanism, and political instruction;

The collapse of time and the history of the Conquest of Peru (1532-72): the Destruction of Jerusalem and Vilcabamba;

Consultation with essay supervisor.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Seminar
Description: Small group discussion and close reading
Attendance Recorded: Not yet decided


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours   24

        24
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 276
TOTAL HOURS 300

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Essay There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment.  -6000 words    100       

Recommended Texts

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