History of Christianity: Middle Ages

lreli1253  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

History of Christianity: Middle Ages
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
5 credits
30.0 h

  This biannual learning unit is not being organized in 2020-2021 !

Bertrand Paul;
Main themes
To meet these objectives, the course covers the following: - the study of one or two of these questions: the development of monasticism, the Christianisation of Europe, the Imperial Church, Gregorian and Clunisian reform, the birth of the Cistercians and of the mendicant orders, the development of female piety, the Devotio moderna and the pre-reform. - the daily life of the Christians and Church history in our regions with the course extended to cover the situation of Eastern churches. - an initiation to historical criticism and the use of the work instruments of historians of this period.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 - situate the principal chronological markers of the history of Christianity in the Middle Ages; 
2 - read historical sources with a critical spirit;
3 - make proper use of the work instruments of the Medievalist historian.
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Bachelor in History

Minor in Christian Theology

Minor in Medieval Studies

Minor in Sciences of Religions (openness)

Minor in Sciences of Religions (discipline to complement the major)

Bachelor in religious studies