Document Type


Publication Date

Fall 2014

Course Number

HIST 2430


Course Description

What did it take to become a successful king in the Middle Ages? This writing-intensive seminar-style course will introduce historical methods and skills through the study of three medieval kings: Charlemagne, Emperor of the Franks; Otto I, Emperor of Germany; and Cnut the Great, King of England, Norway, and Denmark. We will examine primary sources, conduct secondary research, and develop our own historical hypotheses about the significance of these kings and their reigns. Writing assignments will include source analyses, secondary critiques, and a final research project.