HIS414H1: Down and Out in Medieval Europe


Explores the life conditions of individuals on the lower echelons of medieval society (the poor, servants and apprentices, the exiled, prisoners, slaves, foreigners and lepers). In parallel, we will discuss the various conceptions of poverty that prevailed in the Middle Ages. These objectives will allow us to glimpse the European Middle Ages from an unusual angle as well as reflect on important socio-economic and religious changes.


HIS220Y1 or 1.0 FCE on the Middle Ages, or permission of course instructor

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Society and its Institutions (3)