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ME3425   The Age of Revolt (1250 - 1450)

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: See

This module focuses on rebellions, revolts, and social movements in Western and Central Europe during the long fourteenth century, a period characterised as the 'golden age of revolt'. During this period, there were dozens - perhaps even hundreds - of uprising in both towns and countryside, which challenged the established order and which led to social and political changes that would endure through the early modern period. Focusing on specific rebellions, the module will examine the economic, political, and cultural causes of revolt. Topics to be considered include identity and deviance, theories of resistance, and discourses of power.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass at least 60 credits from {ME1003, ME1006, ME2003, HI2001, MH2002}

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 x 2-hour seminar, plus 1 office hour.

Scheduled learning hours: 22

Guided independent study hours: 278

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 20%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 80%

Re-assessment: 4,000-word essay = 100%


Module teaching staff: Dr J M Firnhaber-Baker