Death and the Afterlife in England, 1200-1750
Units: 1.5, Hours: 3-0
Examines death and attitudes toward the afterlife and the supernatural from the late Middle Ages to the beginning of the modern era. Themes include the late-medieval ars moriendi and ghost stories; martyrdom of Protestants and Catholics under Bloody Mary and Elizabeth I; murder; attitudes toward providence and the supernatural; crime and public execution in 17th- and 18th-century London; the rise of rational religion and the secularization of suicide.
Note: Credit will be granted for only one of 328A, 328. 120 or 321 recommended.
Formerly: part of 328
Undergraduate course in History offered by the Department of History in the Faculty of Humanities.