Dec 03, 2023  
Course Catalog 2021-2022 
Course Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIST 254 - Medieval Flesh: Controversies in Religion, Sexuality and Race

The European Middle Ages was dominated by elite, white, heterosexual Christian men – and that same group has long preoccupied modern scholarly attention. This course seeks to shed light on many peoples excluded both from medieval society itself and from traditional scholarship – people of color, Muslims, pagans, the disabled, lepers, eunuchs, and gay men and women. We will adopt the body – both as concept and as lived reality – as our lens, exploring how human flesh caused and exacerbated divisions within society and judgments about “the other.”

Credits 1



Arts and Humanities

Beyond the West

Compass Attributes
Global Honors, Humanities, Structure/Power/Inequality, Taylor and Lane Scholars