The Early Middle Ages, 284--1000
Yale, , Prof. Paul Freedman
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Course Introduction: Rome's Greatness and First Crises - The Crisis of the Third Century and the Diocletianic Reforms - Constantine and the Early Church -The Christian Roman Empire - St. Augustine's Confessions - Transformation of the Roman Empire - Barbarian Kingdoms - survival in the East - The Reign of Justinian - Clovis and the Franks - Frankish Society - Britain and Ireland-Monasticism - Mohammed and the Arab Conquests - Islamic Conquests and Civil War - The Early Middle Ages, 284 -1000: The Splendor of the Abbasid Period - The Crucial - Seventh Century - The Splendor of Byzantium - Charlemagne - Intellectuals and the Court of Charlemagne - Crisis of the Carolingians
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The Early Middle Ages, 284--1000 (HIST 210)The emperor Constantines conversion to Christianity brought change to the Roman Empire as its population gradually abandoned the old religions in favor of Christianity. The reign of Julian the Apostate, a nephew of Constantine, saw the last serious attempt to restore civic polytheism as the official religion. The Christian church of the fourth century was divided, however, by two serious heresies Arianism and Donatism. Religious dissent led to the intervention of the emperors at church councils and elsewhere. Professor Freedman then introduces St. Augustines Confessions, including an overview of Platonism.0000 - Chapter 1. Introduction 0809 - Chapter 2. Julian the Apostate1217 - Chapter 3. Essential Heresies Arianism and Donatism2604 - Chapter 4. Essential Heresies 2 Manicheanism3006 - Chapter 5. Roman Emperors and Christian Heresies4033 - Chapter 6. Introduction to St. Augustines Confessions4351 - Chapter 7. PlatonismComplete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website httpoyc.yale.eduThis course was recorded in Fall 2011.
Sep 12, 2018
Excellent course helped me understand topic that i couldn't while attendinfg my college.
March 29, 2019
Great course. Thank you very much.