Middle Ages




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Aug 28th 2017

Magical thought has always attracted human imagination. In this course we will introduce you to the Middle Ages through a wide conception of magic. Students will have an approach to medieval culture, beliefs and practices from the perspective of History and History of Science. Popular magic, as well as learned magic (alchemy, geomancy and necromancy) will be addressed.

Average: 7.4 (5 votes)
Aug 14th 2017

Learn about the origins and development of Western societies and institutions from the ancient world through the Middle Ages in this credit-eligible course. This course will provide a general outline of European history from Ancient times through 1500 AD, covering a variety of European historical periods and cultures, including Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Celtic, Frankish and others.

Average: 8 (1 vote)
Apr 18th 2016

L'histoire des sciences, qu'est-ce que c'est et à quoi ça sert ? Comprendre les dynamiques qui ont permis aux sciences de se constituer, explorer ses évolutions, son organisation et ses démarches, telle est l'ambition de ce MOOC qui propose une initiation à une histoire critique des sciences. Se repérer dans l'histoire des sciences en abordant les grandes étapes de la science. Comparer les méthodes développées. La place de la mathématisation, le statut de l'observation et de l'expérience seront particulièrement examinés. Aborder à l'aide d'études de cas la question de la construction sociale des sciences et celle des communautés scientifiques (statut, institution, etc.)

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Self Paced

Understand handwriting’s role in the later Middle Ages as Europe was in the midst of the "paper revolution” and the quantity of documents was exploding.

Average: 8.4 (7 votes)
Sep 21st 2015 - Self-Paced

Learn about the ornate liturgical books used in medieval cathedrals and monasteries, and their purpose in the Middle Ages.

Average: 6.2 (5 votes)
Sep 21st 2015

Explore the process of creation, and the relationship between making and meaning, in the illuminated manuscripts of the western Middle Ages.

Average: 8 (1 vote)