Death and the Afterlife in England, 1200-1750

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0

Formerly: HIST 328A, part of 328

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".


  • Credit will be granted for only one of HSTR 316A, HIST 328, HIST 328A.


Undergraduate course in History offered by the Department of History in the Faculty of Humanities.

Summer Fall Spring

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