Courses: The Medieval Transformation of Eurasia, ca. 1000 1400. (EASTH267A01)
Historians now agree that the 10th through the 14th centuries witnessed transformations across Eurasia that had long-term consequences for subsequent developments throughout the Old World. This course surveys the nature of and linkages between those changes in Europe, the Islamic world, China, and Japan, with a primary focus on travelers accounts and such literary sources as The Canterbury Tales (Europe), The Arabian Nights (Middle East), Tale of the Heike (Japan), and The Story of the Western Wing (China).
Prerequisites: One 100-level introductory course in History or East Asian Studies.
Fulfills: SO III
Haverford, Hall 007