This is our catalog of courses. We will occasionally adjust the course listing to reflect the addition of new courses and the retirement of others.
Sign up for this course to go deep into Byzantine history, one of the important eras to study. Students will learn how the Byzantine Empire shaped the world we live in today and its impact on Western culture.
This course will acquaint students with a basic introduction to the political and cultural history of the Byzantine Empire. Major dates, persons, battles, and events will all be covered, as well as important cultural and religious ideas. This course will help students better understand the Christian heritage of the east and Byzantium’s continuing influence on Christendom.
Class 1: The Formation of Byzantium
Class 2: The Age of Justinian
Class 3: Wars of Heraclius
Class 4: The Coming of Islam
Class 5: Iconoclasm
Class 6: Renaissance
Class 7: High Byzantine Culture
Class 8: Schism and Crusades
Class 9: Latins and Ottomans
Class 10: Attempts at Reunion
Class 11: Fall of Constantinople
Class 12: Byzantine Legacy
Course Materials: Required textbook is A Concise History of Byzantium by Warren Treadgold, 1st edition, ISBN #0333718305 (https://amzn.to/3rbUvC1) or 2nd edition ISBN #978-1352009873 (https://amzn.to/3oKmAPc)
Homework: Homework will consist of weekly readings from the textbook (approx. one hour per week), automated weekly quizzes, and occasional essay questions graded by the instructor.