Tuesdays, 1:00-2:30 p.m. 6-week course begins 11/9
The Medieval period was a time of widespread illiteracy, poverty, superstition, and religious fervor. There were also, however, magnificent buildings erected, beautiful manuscripts created, and philosophical arguments developed, along with the emergence of universities and the nation-state. The ideas and customs of the time often seem strange and remote and open to ridicule, but they laid the foundation for many of our modern precepts and institutions. Suggested reading: Titles to be provided, along with film suggestions, during the course by instructor. Alicia Harding, currently an adjunct instructor in World History and Historical Archaeology at Southern Maine Community College, has long enjoyed teaching in senior colleges. She has attended workshops at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and has twice been a recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities grant.