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The Middle Ages: Between Ancient and Modern

This is a survey of the social, religious, economic, and politically changing landscape over the course of roughly 1,000 years of mostly Western history. Personal introductions will be discussed of famous, as well as long-forgotten, events and personalities who have changed the course of Western civilization. Topics will include: the great chain of being, the crusades, the origins of capitalism, education, religious differences, warfare, agriculture, government, monasticism, plagues, and politics.

Instructor Bio:

Dudley (Bud) Flanders attended Washington and Lee University and received his law degree from Tulane Law School in 1957. He has been active in law reform in the areas of judicial selection, divorce mediation, and the legal rights of mental patients. He practiced general civil law in New Orleans and moved to Staunton in 1988.

Recommended Reading:

Cahill, Thomas. Mysteries of the Middle Ages: And the Beginning of the Modern World, 2008. Greenblatt, Stephen. The Swerve: How the World Became Modern, 2012. Bishop, Morris. The Middle Ages, 2001.

Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
B207 Dudley Flanders Apr 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Tu 1:30-3:00 p.m. Country Inn and Suites WL

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