HON 318 - The Middle Ages: The Age of Chivalry (4)

This seminar discusses the phenomena of knight and court as fundamental social and civilizing processes in European culture (10th-14th Centuries) and the modern indebtedness to these phenomena. The seminar examines the concepts of kingship and its classical inheritance, and the aristocratic family as a culture of power. Special consideration is given to the characteristically medieval interrelationships between literature, art and music. Offered every Fall.