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Special Subject (60 credits)
This is a demanding special subject in which students are required to gain detailed knowledge of the fragmented history of Sicily and the south Italian peninsula through the medium of Arabic, Latin and Greek narrative sources and charters to be studied in translation.
The course traces the region's complex transition to a unified kingdom after the Norman Conquest. There is a particular focus on the subsequent development of authority on the island of Sicily under the Normans in the eleventh and twelfth centuries. Students will need to be prepared to tackle complex elements of the medieval history of the Latin west, as well as the political, religious, economic and social dynamics of the Byzantine and Islamic worlds.
Teaching Arrangements: All Special Subjects in the History department operate on the basis of 66 hours of official teaching contact, equivalent to 3 hours per week over a period spanning 22 weeks (10 weeks in Michaelmas Term of year 3, 10 weeks in Lent Term of year 3, and 2 weeks [revision seminars] in Summer Term of year 3), plus individual consultations. Working within the 66-hour overall figure, teaching approaches will vary due to the specialist nature of the courses.
For further information on HIST312 visit the Lancaster University Online Courses Handbook.
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